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Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan received the delegation of leaders and representatives of Australian Eastern Apostolic Churches led by Archbishop Robert Rabbat.
As ARMENPRESS was informed from the official website of the Prime Minister of Armenia, the PM saluted the visit of the clergymen to Armenia and expressed confidence that it will foster the deepening of relations with the Armenian Aphostolic Church. PM Pashinyan highlighted the unity and deepening of cooperation of Christian peoples for the sake of peace and stability.
Archbishop Robert Rabbat underlined the firm links of the Armenian community of Australia with the Church and noted that the close cooperation between Churches is important also for preventing violence and genocides in the world. He added that they are glad for the peaceful solution of political developments in Armenia, wishing success to the new Government of Armenia.
During the meeting the PM answered the questions of the clergymen, which mainly referred to the priorities of the Government in various spheres – fight against corruption, economic development, strengthening democracy and so on.
STEPANAKERT. – Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan visited military outposts of Artsakh army units located in the eastern direction of the line of contact.
The officials were briefed on new technologies to enhance defense and improve infrastructure. PM talked to the soldiers on duty and thanked them for their service.
PM and President were accompanied by Armenian Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan and Artsakh Defense Minister Levon Mnatsakanyan as well as Armenian army chief Artak Davtyan and military inspector Movses Hakobyan.
YEREVAN, MAY 30, A reception dedicated to the 100tha anniversary of the First Republic of Armenia took place at Tbilisi City Hall organized by the Armenian Embassy in Georgia. The Correspondent of ARMENPRESS reports from Tbilisi that Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Margvelashvili and diplomats accredited in Georgia participated in the reception.
Armenian PM Pashinyan gave a speech during the event. He emphasized that the Georgian capital Tbilisi is really a city full of energy of joint history of the Armenian and Georgian peoples with deep rooted links.
Pashinyan mentioned that today’s Republic of Armenia is first of all a republic of love and solidarity. “Our peoples must achieve new and new victories and establish joint happiness in the peaceful, free and happy region. This region has to become such”, PM PAshinyan said.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to Georgia Ruben Sadoyan reminded in his speech that 100 years ago the foundations of the independence of Armenia were laid by the decision of the Armenian National Council in Tbilisi. “The Armenian people that passed through the atrocities of genocide restored independent statehood. What was impossible for many became possible for Armenians. It became possible at the cost of the blood of many Armenian patriots who sacrificed the most valuable thing, their lives for the sake of the freedom of the Motherland during the May heroic battles. The May heroic battles once again proved that the will of our people is unshakable”, the Ambassador said.
YEREVAN, MAY 22, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan received the delegation led by President of the House of Representatives of Cyprus Demetris Syllouris on May 22.
As ARMENPRESS was informed from the official website of the prime minister of Armenia, greeting the guests PM Pashinyan noted that the relations of Armenia and Cyprus have historical roots and the two peoples always had warm attitude towards each other. “I am happy to record that our countries have common positions on regional issues. I highlight the role of Cyprus in the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide and condemnation and prevention of genocides”, Pashinyan said. He also appreciated the position of Cyprus on Nagorno Karabakh conflict and the support for the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs. The Head of the Executive underlined that Armenia is interested in further development of political, economic and security partnership with Cyprus and highlighted cooperation with Cyprus also in the sidelines of Armenia-EU relations.
The President of the House of Representatives of Cyprus congratulated Nikol Pashinyan on the occasion of being elected Prime Minister of Armenia and expressed confidence that the cooperation between the two states will gain a new impetus. “Be sure that we will assume the role of the representative of Armenia in the European Union and will try to make steps in the direction of the ratification of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement and the visa liberalization process”, Demetris Syllouris said.
PM Pashinyan and Demetris Syllouris highlighted the development of trilateral cooperation between Armenia, Cyprus and Greece and hoped that the sides will continue to actively work in this direction.
Nikol Pashinyan asked to convey is warm greetings to the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, reaffirming the invitation to participate in the 17th summit of Francophonie in Yerevan in autumn.
During the meeting the sides also referred to a number of issues of mutual interest.
“I can assure you that there is a consensus in Armenia: no one has ever questioned the strategic importance of the Armenian-Russian relations, and I think it will not be questioned ahead,” Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated today at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi.
To note, the meeting took place on the margins of the Eurasian Supreme Council underway in Sochi.
“We are firmly determined and full of energy to give new impetus to our relationships in the political and trade-economic spheres. We hope to develop relations in the military-technical sphere and in other areas,” Pashinyan added, as quoted by the government press service.
The PM next praised Russia’s balanced position during Armenia’s internal political crisis, saying: “I think it was a very constructive position that is highly appreciated not only by our government, but also by the Armenian society.
Putin in turn assured that Russia remains a leading trade and economic partner for Armenia, with a share of about 40% investments in Armenia’s economy. “Recently, we had a 25% increase in trade turnover, while the volume of imports from Armenia is growing at a progressive pace: it reached the mark of 38% over the past few months. This is a very good dynamics, and I hope that we will manage not only to maintain, but also to build on it,” said the Russian president, adding: “I wish you every success in the post of Prime Minister and I hope that our relations will continue to develop in the same way as it has been so far. We will work with the same activity on the international arena, in international organizations, including the United Nations, where Armenia and Russia have always supported each other, and the regional organizations, as well as in the matters of security and economic development.”