PM Nikol Pashinyan holds meeting with new Czech ambassador
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 21, ARMENPRESS. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a meeting on October 21 with the Czech Republic’s new Ambassador to Armenia Bedrich Kopecky, the Prime Minister’s Office said.
The PM congratulated the ambassador on assuming office and expressed hope that the latter will contribute to strengthening political dialogue and developing economic partnership between the two countries.
PM Pashinyan was pleased to recall his meeting with the Czech Prime Minister in September at the UN Headquarters in New York, where they discussed partnership issues and an agreement was reached to boost high-level official mutual visits.
The Armenian PM also expressed gratitude for the Czech parliament’s ratification of the Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA), noting that a speedy ratification of the document will contribute to an effective realization of the Armenian reforms agenda.
Ambassador Kopecky said that it is a great honor for him to carry out a diplomatic mission in Armenia and that he will make maximum efforts during his tenure to deepen Armenian-Czech partnership.
He said that the Czech Republic is supporting the democratic reforms in Armenia and is ready to develop ties both bilaterally and multilaterally: in the EU, Eastern Partnership formats.
The sides also discussed issues of expanding commercial-economic partnership in mutually beneficial directions, touched upon the opportunities of establishing direct air communication, and exchanged ideas over the visa liberalization process within the framework of the EU.
The Armenian PM attached importance to Czech Republic’s balanced stance in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict’s peaceful settlement process.
Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan