Sargsyan, Merkel talk German stance on Genocide, Armenia-EU prospects

Sargsyan, Merkel talk German stance on Genocide, Armenia-EU prospects

PanARMENIAN.Net - President Serzh Sargsyan met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, Latvia, presidential press service reports.

At the May 21 meeting, the parties focused on Armenian-German relations, expressing satisfaction over enriched cooperation agenda of the two countries through around six dozen cooperation agreements.

President Sargsyan further expressed his gratitude to the German government for its continued support of Armenia.

The Armenian president and the German chancellor touched upon Armenia-EU relations and their development prospects. The President stressed Germany’s role in deepening those relations as a key player in the EU.

The parties also reflected upon the Armenian Genocide centennial and the respective commemorative events which took place in Armenia and numerous countries around the world, including Germany. President Sargsyan thanked German authorities for their position on the condemnation of the Genocide.

At the meeting, the parties exchanged views on issues and challenges present in the South Caucasus region, including the Nagorno Karabakh peace process within the frame of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmanship.

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