ARMENIAN FM MEETS THE PRESIDENT OF BUNDESTAG
On June 16 Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, who pays an official
visit to Germany, met the President of Bundestag Norbert Lammert.
Welcoming Edward Nalbandian, Norbert Lammert recalled with warmth
his visit to Armenia made a year ago and the meetings held with the
leadership of the Republic as well as stressed the subsequent expansion
of the Armenian-German cooperation in political, inter-parliamentary,
economic and cultural areas.
Expressing gratitude for the reception Minister Nalbandian
mentioned that parliamentary cooperation format has major input in
the development of bilateral relations and that active contacts are
established in this framework. “During these very days, in parallel to
my visit, parliamentarians representing various Bundestag Committees
are in Armenia which is an evidence of the efficient cooperation
between the Parliaments”, highlighted the Foreign Minister of Armenia.
The sides attached importance to the collaboration at Parliamentary
Assemblies. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia attached
significance and expressed thanks for the enrollment of the
representatives of Armenia to the Bundestag International Parliamentary
During the meeting, the sides touched upon the works towards the
development of the Armenian-German relations, exchanged views on
Armenia-EU affairs, cooperation within the Eastern Partnership. In
this respect, Edward Nalbandian stressed that via joint statement
by the EU and the RA at Vilnius the sides reassured their commitment
to develop and strengthen comprehensive cooperation in all areas of
mutual interest within the Eastern Partnership framework.
Welcoming Armenia’s willingness to expand and deepen the relations with
the EU, the President of Bundestag noted, that it was expedient to
draw up such a framework of cooperation that would take into account
Armenia’s commitments within other integration processes.
Ideas were exchanged over the regional issues. Both sides expressed
satisfaction with the Armenian-German cooperation in International
Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.