Armenian PM welcomes Uppsala County Governor

Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan received Governor of Sweden’s Uppsala County Peter Egardt who is in Armenia to discuss the prospects of cooperation between Uppsala County and Lori Marz of Armenia.

Welcoming the Governor’s visit, the Prime Minister stressed the importance of enhancing cooperation between the regions in order to promote economic relations and tap the existing potential. The Premier noted that our country is eager to expand cooperation with the EU-member States, and in this respect, Sweden is an important partner for Armenia.

Thankful for the reception, Peter Egardt said it was the first time he had been visiting our country and that he was impressed by our people’s hospitality. Noting Sweden’s keen interest in developing relations with Armenia as an Eastern Partnership country, the Uppsala Governor assured that practical steps would be taken in this direction.

The interlocutors exchanged views on ways and programs of expanding cooperation in different areas. In particular, they discussed prospects of cooperation in the fields of education, agriculture, nuclear security, as well as possibilities for exchange of know-how relevant to regional and local self-government.

For his part, Lori Marz Governor Arthur Nalbandyan briefed the Premier on the outcome of his talks with the Governor of Uppsala County, which may give a new impetus to bilateral relations.