July 20, 2021 - 18:13 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian President Armen Sarkissian on Tuesday, July 20 hosted Nathalie Loiseau, Chairwoman of the Security and Defense Subcommittee of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, elected MP from France, and head of the Delegation of “La République en Marche” party in the European Parliament. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to Armenia Jonathan Lacotte also took part in the meeting.
Loiseau told Sarkissian she would like to learn more about the situation and problems to understand the possible directions of supporting Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-karabakh) from the European Union and France.
President Sarkissian thanked the MEP for her visit to Armenia, as well as for the constant attention to the problems of Armenia and Artsakh. He weighed in on the post-war situation and presented his observations on the directions of the future development of Armenia, emphasizing that he attaches importance to the support of both the European Union and France and deepening cooperation in the target spheres in the strengthening of the country.
In the context of the country's development, the President called for the implementation of constitutional changes, the adoption of a new constitution with effective mechanisms of checks and balances, which will contribute to the country's democratic progress and enable full and effective involvement of the human potential of the Diaspora. As another precondition for development, President Sarkissian mentioned advanced high technologies, artificial intelligence, and education.
Sarkissian and Loiseau also exchanged views on the regional issues.