Armenian Prime Minister, Mayor of Milan discuss cooperation
YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 21, ARMENPRESS. Nikol Pashinyan and Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala held a meeting at the Institute for International Political Studies as part of the official visit of the Armenian Prime Minister to Italy.
Mayor Sala welcomed the Armenian Premier’s visit to Italy, namely to the city of Milan – finding it to be a good opportunity to discuss cooperation items, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a news release. The mayor said that Milan is a dynamically progressing, multinational city, and presented its development programs as Italy’s major financial-economic and industrial center. Giuseppe Sala namely spoke about urban development, innovations, transportation infrastructure and tourism, and presented details from the ongoing reforms in public transportation of Milan.
PM Pashinyan attached importance to his visit to Milan- one of the significant financial, economic and cultural centers of Italy- as part of the official trip to the country. He commended the city’s development projects and noted that Armenia and its capital city of Yerevan are interested in joint initiatives of implementing reforms in various sectors. In this context the Premier highlighted exchange of experience and joint discussions in the public transportation reforms. The Armenian PM also addressed the importance of the upcoming Yerevan-Milan-Rome flights due to be launched by RyanAir from January 2020. He noted that the flights will boost economic, business, cultural, tourism and interpersonal ties between Armenia and Italy and will strengthen political relations.
The sides attached importance to the role of Milan’s Armenian community in the strengthening of Armenia-Italy relations. They also exchanged ideas over prospects of development of the Armenian-Italian cultural ties.
Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan