Sargsyan, Merkel discuss Armenia-EU ties, Genocide centennial events

On a working visit to Latvia, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan today had a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The interlocutors discussed issues related to Armenian-German interstate relations, and praised the fact that the bilateral agenda of cooperation that  has considerably expanded and enriched in the recent period, has been consolidated by about sixty agreements.

President Sargsyan expressed gratitude to the German Government for continuous support to Armenia.

The interlocutors referred to Armenia-EU relations and the perspectives of development. The Armenian President stressed the essential role of Germany in the deepening of those relations.

During the meeting reference was made to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the commemoration events held in Germany and a number of other countries. President Sargsyan expressed gratitude to the German authorities for their position on the condemnation of the Armenian Genocide.

The interlocutors exchanged views on regional issues in the South Caucasus, including the process of peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group.

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