Italy interested in developing friendly relations with Armenia

Italy interested in developing friendly relations with Armenia
07.03.2009 11:58

President Serzh Sargsyan received the delegation headed by the State
Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Alfredo Mantica,
President’s Press Office reported.

The President of Armenia said that the Armenian-Italian relations have
an excellent prospect for development and with this regard he
underscored the importance of invigorating political dialogue and
bilateral contacts.

According to the Deputy Foreign Minister of Italy, his country is
interested in developing friendly relations with Armenia and there are
solid prerequisites and good will to do it.

Noting, that the wishes of the two countries concur, Serzh Sargsyan
said that on Armenia’s road toward the European family bilateral and
multilateral cooperation with an advanced country such as Italy is

The parties conversed also about the EU Eastern Partnership initiative
stressing that it opens great opportunities for cooperation. President
of Armenia underlined in particular the regional cooperation component
of the initiative.

The high-level official of the Italian Foreign Ministry thanked the
President of Armenia for the assistance provided to the Italian
citizens during the last year’s Georgian-Ossetian crisis. According to
Alfredo Mantica, these events proved once again that attempts to solve
conflicts through military means were short-sighted and that20all
existing conflicts should be resolved through political means.
Stressing that his country is interested in the stability in the South
Caucasus, the Italian dignitary said that Italy, as a member of the
OSCE Minsk Group, was carefully following the developments in the NK
peace process.

The President of Armenia hailed Italy’s balanced approach toward the
regional issues.

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