Goethe Institute considers establishing center in Armenia

President Serzh Sargsyan received today Klaus-Dieter Lehman, President of the Goethe Institute, which is Germany’s largest cultural institution.

Welcoming the guest, the President of Armenia expressed the hope that Mr. Lehman’s visit will open up a new chapter in Armenian-German cultural cooperation and will thereby help strengthen interstate relations between the two countries.

Noting that Armenia and Germany are marking the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations this year, President Sargsyan said to be pleased with fact that the Armenian-German relationship has been on the rise all the way through these years. Armenia and Germany boast a high-level political dialogue and sustained inter-parliamentary relations. They are successfully developing bilateral trade and economic exchanges, cooperation in education and culture as supported by close interaction at the decentralized level.

In Serzh Sargsyan’s opinion, this is a good basis for the launch of advanced teaching of German language in our country, which in turn will contribute to the strengthening of bilateral relations in all areas of mutual interest. In this context, the interlocutors discussed the possibility of establishing the Goethe Institute Center in Armenia in parallel to the already operational German Language Center, which dates back to 2009.

President Serzh Sargsyan expressed readiness to provide State support for the project, should the parties reach a relevant agreement. For his part, Klaus-Dieter Lehmane assured that the Goethe Institute would do its utmost to boost cooperation with Armenia.

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