Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian received Jean-François Charpentier, the newly appointed Ambassador of the French Republic to Armenia on the occasion of presenting the copies of credentials.
Congratulating the Ambassador on the appointment Minister Nalbandian expressed hope that the new Ambassador will bring his important contribution during his mission in the strengthening and widening of Armenian-French special relations.
Expressing gratitude for the reception and congratulations the newly appointed Ambassador Charpentier mentioned that France has special warm feelings towards the Armenian people and Armenia as well as France attaches great importance to the development of the relations between the two states. Ambassador Charpentier reassured that he will spare no efforts in order to expand the dynamic development of the comprehensive interaction between Armenia and France.
The sides had a detailed discussion on the issues relating to the agenda of Armenian-French bilateral cooperation.
In reference to the summit on the initiative of the President of France Francois Hollande held in Paris on October 27 between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian stated that Armenia appreciates the initiative of the President of France for organizing the summit and reassured Armenia’s commitment to continue joint efforts with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries aimed at the peaceful resolution of the Karabakh issue.