Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan received today the delegation headed by Senator-Mayor of Marseille Jean-Claude Gaudin.
President Sargsyan said the reciprocal visits on different levels help ensure the continuous development of bilateral ties. The interlocutors stressed that the cooperation between Armenia and France based on centuries-old friendly ties between the two peoples is steadily developing in all spheres – political, economic and cultural.
The Armenian President ascribed an important role to the decentralized cooperation in the development of relations between the two countries and expressed confidence that the visit of the delegation headed by Jean-Claude Gaudin would promote the further development and reinforcement of Armenian-French cooperation.
According to the President, the active dialogue between the regional and municipal authorities of Armenia and France results in the implementation of a number of joint programs in the fields of education, culture, healthcare, tourism and others.
Marseille’s Senator-Mayor briefed President Sargsyan on the results of his meetings in Armenia, the agreements signed in a number of spheres, which, he said, will contribute to the further deepening of cooperation in those fields.
Jean-Claude Gaudin noted that the visit of French businessmen will encourage the establishment of new ties and attract new investments.
Jean-Claude Gaudin welcomed the establishment of the Armenian Consulate General i Marseille.