Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan received the delegation headed by Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs. Greeting the guests, the Prime Minister noted: “We attach great importance to the development of relations with Latvia and are ready to make efforts to deepen the bilateral comprehensive cooperation.”
The Latvian Foreign Minister noted that his country is also interested in expanding relations with Armenia in different spheres.
Touching upon bilateral economic cooperation, the interlocutors emphasized the importance of raising the level of commodity turnover. It was noted that intensive works are under way to create an Armenian-Latvian Intergovernmental Commission, which will further boost the development of bilateral economic ties.
Edgars Rinkēvičs welcomed the large-scale reforms implemented under the EU Eastern Partnership Program and expressed confidence that Armenia will be the firs to sign a visa facilitation agreement with the European Union.
Referring to regional issue, Tigran Sargsyan noted that “Armenia is interested in the establishment of peace and security, while Azerbaijan and Turkey continue making non-constructive statements.” The Prime Minister reminded that the Armenian-Turkish protocols remain frozen because of the non-constructive position of the latter.
The Latvian Foreign Minister attached importance to the creation of a positive atmosphere for the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group.