Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   24 April

Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation to visit Armenia


YEREVAN, MARCH 19, ARMENPRESS. Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson will visit Armenia on March 21-22, swedenabroad.se reports.

Ahead of the minister’s visit the Swedish government announced that it intends to expand its financial support to Armenia in response to the strong political will to undertake necessary reforms, following the velvet revolution of 2018. 

“An active democratization process has started in Armenia after the ‘velvet revolution’ in 2018. We see a strong political will to undertake necessary reforms and to strengthen democracy, freedom of expression and other fundamental rights and freedoms”, the Swedish minister said.

The opening of a bilateral program for Sweden’s development cooperation with Armenia will mean increased funding for projects in Armenia and make the Swedish support to Armenia more targeted.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan

 




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