Alen Simonyan receives the Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Yuumi Yoshikawa
YEREVAN, MAY 2, ARMENPRESS. On May 2, the RA NA President Alen Simonyan received the Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Yuumi Yoshikawa, ARMENPRESS was informed from the Office of the Prime Minister.
After the exchange of greetings, the parties documented that both sides are concerned about the deepening of political dialogue, the development of trade-economic ties and the expansion of cooperation in a number of other directions.
The RA NA President noted that within the bilateral cooperation the role of the parliamentary diplomacy is great, expressing readiness to further deepen the inter-parliamentary cooperation and activate the contacts between the legislative bodies.
Alen Simonyan documented that our country highlights and highly appreciates the support continuously shown to the health system and in other spheres by the Government of Japan.
Speaking about the preconditions of deepening the Armenian-Japanese cultural cooperation, the RA NA President mentioned the Hanami Festival held in the Park of the National Assembly, which still from 2015 is organized by the Armenian-Japanese Scientific and Cultural Union Arumenia-Nippon by the efforts of the RA NA Armenia-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group.
At the Japanese guest’s request, the RA NA President gave details about the humanitarian disaster caused because of the Lachin Corridor crisis, stressing that the use of force and the threat of the use of force are the inseparable part of the policy of Azerbaijan and have a goal to essentially destabilize the situation in the region and to undermine the efforts of the intermediary partners aimed at continuing the peaceful negotiations.
He added that despite all challenges, Armenia adopted the path of democracy and continues remaining faithful to reaching peace agenda.