ARMENIAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SPEAKER HOVIK ABRAHAMYAN MEETS WITH THE LATVIAN PRESIDENT VALDIS ZATLERS
DECEMBER 10, 2009
YEREVAN, DECEMBER 10, ARMENPRESS: Armenian National Assembly Speaker
Hovik Abrahamyan met today with the Latvian President Valdis Zatlers
who is in Armenia on a state visit.
NA public relations department told Armenpress that welcoming the
delegation of the Latvian president in the Armenian parliament
Hovik Abrahamyan expressed hope that this visit will promote the
boosting of bilateral cooperation. According to the parliament speaker,
Armenian-Latvian relations are on a high-level, especially in political
sphere. Abrahamyan assured his interlocutor that as Armenian NA speaker
he will do everything to promote the contacts between the two peoples.
President Zatlers expressed his gratitude for the warm reception and
noted that the Latvian side too highlights development of bilateral
During the meeting the interlocutors highlighted the circumstance
that the delegation headed by President Zatlers is accompanied with
about 60 Latvian businessmen. Within the framework of the discussion
of trade-economic cooperation the interlocutors also referred to the
issue of organization of Armenian-Latvian forum in near future in Riga.
The parties also discussed in details the prospects of cooperation
between Armenian and Latvian parliaments. In that pre-context they
highlighted the necessity of using the potential of the parliamentary
diplomacy through mutual visits and experience exchange programs.
During the meeting Hovik Abrahamyan and Latvian president also
discussed Armenia’s European integration process. They also referred
to the issue of normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations, Karabakh
conflict regulation process.