Czech Prime Minister Visits Armenia



A delegation headed by Czech Republic Prime Minister Jan Fischer
arrived in Yerevan yesterday on a two-day working visit. Welcoming
the delegation to the Office of Government, Prime Minister Tigran
Sargsyan had private talks with his Czech counterpart followed by an
extended meeting of the two delegations.

In greeting the guests, PM Sargsyan stated that the two sides had
followed up on their previous meeting in Prague and that concrete
cooperation proposals had been placed on the table. "At the same time,
I am convinced that today’s meeting your visit and the Armenian-Czech
business forum will give a strong boost to bilateral relationship,"
PM Sargsyan noted.

Thanking for a warm welcome, Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer said
to be hopeful that his visit would be a step forward on the way to
strengthening bilateral ties.

The head of the Armenian government made a point of expanding of the
legal framework applicable between the two countries.

Information technologies, energy, construction of small HPPS, mining
and chemical industries, education, tourism, sport and youth affairs
were cited as priority areas of cooperation. Tigran Sargsyan stressed
the need for expanding and strengthening cultural linkages which is
due to build on the existing ties of friendship.