Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   21 March

Armenia, United Kingdom ready to boost bilateral relations agenda

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 16, ARMENPRESS. Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Zohrab Mnatsakanyan held a meeting with UK’s Minister of State for Europe and the Americas at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Alan Duncan in Munich, Germany.

During the meeting the sides discussed issues related to deepening cooperation in bilateral and multilateral formats, the Armenian foreign ministry said in a news release. Mnatsakanyan and Duncan expressed readiness to take practical steps for enriching the Armenia-UK agenda.

The Armenian FM briefed Duncan on the latest domestic developments in Armenia and emphasized the new government’s commitment to continue reforms in different sectors, and in this context valued the continuous assistance provided by the United Kingdom.

Speaking about the government’s priorities, the FM said that the focus on the development agenda is on encouraging an economy based on information technologies, innovation and creative education. He said that joint efforts in this direction will open new prospects for cooperation.

Mnatsakanyan and Duncan also exchanged views on a number of international and regional issues.

At Duncan’s request, Mnastakanyan presented Armenia’s approaches in the direction of the NK conflict settlement, emphasizing the importance for developing an atmosphere contributing to peace and the need to refrain from steps aimed at escalation and aggressive rhetoric.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan

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