Armenia President and German Chancellor discuss cooperation perspectives

Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan and Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel discussed questions on Armenian-German interstate relations during the meeting in Riga today. The intelocutors were pleased to note that the agenda of the Armenian-German cooperation has recently expanded and become richer, being reinforced by nearly sixty cooperation agreements, Armenian President’s press service reports.

During the meeting Serzh Sargsyan expressed gratitude to the German government for the continuous support provided to Armenia.

Sargsyan and Merkel touched on Armenia-EU relations and their development perspectives. Serzh Sargsyan noted the importance of Germany, which has a weighty position in the EU, in the deepening of those relations.

Reference was also made to the Armenian Genocide Centennial, and the commemoration events that took place on that occasion in Armenia and different countries of the world, including Germany. President Sargsyan expressed gratitude to the German authorities for their stance on the Armenian Genocide condemnation.

The interlocutors also exchanged ideas on the problems and challenges of the South Caucasus region, including the negotiation process aimed at the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.