New Dutch Ambassador presents credentials to Armenian President
YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 12, ARMENPRESS. Newly-appointed Ambassador of the Netherlands to Armenia Maria Christina van Koldam (residence in Tbilisi, Georgia) today presented her credentials to President Armen Sarkissian, the Presidential Office told Armenpress.
Congratulating the Ambassador, the Armenian President expressed confidence that she will make all efforts to further deepen and expand the Armenian-Dutch high-level relations.
In her turn the Dutch Ambassador said the Netherlands is interested in developing the mutual partnership with Armenia, and as an Ambassador she will do the utmost to strengthen these relations in the future. She said she visited Armenia 15 years ago, but now will try to visit here more frequently.
President Sarkissian said Armenia had an embassy in the Netherlands since the 90s of the past century and informed that he has been Armenia’s first Ambassador and had an honor to present his credentials to His Excellency.
The Armenian President stated that the two countries have quite a great opportunity to develop the relations. “We have many commonalities and can learn a lot from one another”, he said. “Armenia is closely cooperating both with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the European Union within the frames of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement. This is our country’s advantage. In some sense we also act as a crossroad of cooperation, and here there are great partnership opportunities”.
The sides agreed that Armenia and the Netherlands can successfully cooperate in the fields of new technologies, financial, banking sectors. President Sarkissian expressed confidence that the Netherlands can be useful to Armenia with its rich experience of parliamentary democracy.
Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan