Armenian, French FMs discuss a wide range of bilateral and international issues

Within the framework of the official visit to Paris, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian had a meeting with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius.

Greeting the Armenian Foreign Minister, Mr. Fabius noted that the Armenian-French relations are brilliant and the visit is a good opportunity to sum up the achievements and discuss the perspectives of their further development.

Minister Nalbandian noted, in turn, that France and Armenia are tied by special relations rooted in the traditional friendship between the Armenian and French peoples.

The Ministers hailed the development of bilateral relations, the high-level political dialogue, the broad legal framework, the considerable financial investments, the cooperation in the scientific-educational and cultural fields.

Ministers Nalbandian and Fabius emphasized the importance of expansion of cooperation in the economic sphere. In this context Edward Nalbandian stressed that Armenia welcomes the growth of French investments and the new initiatives in that direction.

During the meeting reference was made to Armenia-EU relations, Armenai’s forthcoming presidency of the CoE Committee of Ministers and cooperation within the framework of the International Organization of the Francophonie.

The interlocutors discussed regional and international issues of reciprocal interest. The settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict was also on the agenda. Appreciating France’s constructive involvement in the process as an OSCE Misnk Group co-chairing country, Minister Nalbandian reiterated Armenia’s willingness to continue the joint efforts towards peaceful resolution of the Karabakh issue.

The Foreign Ministers of Armenia and France exchanged views on a number of issues on international arena, namely Iran’s nuke program, the steps targeted as solving the Syrian crisis

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