President Serzh Sargsyan received today a Good Will parliamentary delegation from India, headed by the Parliamentary Affairs Minister of State Paban Singh Ghatowar, President’s Press Office reported.
Serzh Sargsyan welcomed the parliamentary delegation to our country and underscored that the visit of the parliamentarians to Armenia is a good opportunity for them to familiarize with Armenia, the history and culture of the Armenian people, and feel our people’s attitude toward the Indian people. The President stressed the role of parliamentary diplomacy in strengthening interstate relations and expressed hope that the members of the Indian parliamentary delegation have had productive discussions with their Armenian colleagues.
The parties concurred that works of the friendship groups formed in the two Parliaments are very instrumental in the development of constructive and close relations between the two legislative bodies.
The interlocutors underlined that Armenia and India enjoy high level political relations, the two countries closely cooperate in the framework of international organizations and have similar approaches on many issues which serves as a good base for developing relations also in the trade, economic, and humanitarian areas. The two sides expressed confidence that the centuries-long Armenian-Indian warm and friendly relations, close cultural ties are being maintained and strengthened also thanks to the Armenian community of India.
The President of Armenia expressed gratitude to the Indian people and the government of the country for the constant assistance and care for the Armenian community and Armenian Church.
Discussed were possibilities of deepening cooperation in a number of areas which hold mutual interest and have great potential for development, such as IT, education, science, culture, health care, and other areas, which will in turn encourage reciprocal investments in the economies of the two countries.
At the meeting, President Sargsyan expressed condolences to the members of the Indian delegation on the major auto vehicle accident in India. He expressed his support to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to all injured.
Minister of State Paban Singh Ghatowar thanked President Serzh Sargsyan for his sincere and warm words and underscored that India attaches great importance to the development of relations with friendly Armenia in every area.