Distance between countries is not an obstacle for bilateral cooperation, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong said at a joint press conference in Yerevan on September 29.
“Distance and history are factors, but potential for advancing the development of relations always exists, and we can do many things for this. We’ve signed a number of memoranda of cooperation. These are practical things which we can do to boost the cooperation between the two states. We can work together in our regions in order to deepen ties with countries of the region. We are working together in international platforms, Armenia is a member of the UN Forum of Small States, we are working together in order to make our voices heard, advance our interests, in order to be able to protect our interests and advance our issues of concern,” Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong said.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan emphasized that this kind of visits also cut the distance.
“Thanks to these visits Singapore and Armenia have gotten closer, and this is creating a good framework for cooperation. We have broad opportunities for cooperation in terms of tourism. I would really like greater number of Armenian citizens to be in Singapore, see and feel this country, and for greater number of Singaporean citizens to visit Armenia to see and feel our country. After all, there is a very important tool for cutting distance in the 21st century, which is cooperation in the technology sector. I am happy that we will cooperate in the high technology sector. I believe that through mutual efforts we will be able to reduce the distance which exists between Armenia and Singapore,” Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan said.