Dutch MFA: Armenia of “strategic importance”

Opening of Dutch Embassy in Armenia is of strategic importance, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok said in a brief to the House of Representatives, the Government’s Press Service informs.

“Armenia is sandwiched between Russia, Turkey and Iran and is therefore of strategic importance,” the letter reads.

The foreign Minister said since the Velvet Revolution in April 2018, the new government has been modernizing the country and fighting corruption. 

“The Netherlands can support this process. Armenia is currently the only country in that region where the Netherlands has no embassy,” he said.

Tweede Kamer, the Dutch House of Representatives earlier adopted an amendment to 2020 Dutch MFA budget, allocating necessary funding for the resident Dutch Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia.

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