Zohrab Mnatsakanyan received the Ambassadors of Sweden, Finland and Denmark to Armenia

06 November, 2018

On November 6, acting Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan received Ulrik Tideström, Ambassador of Sweden to Armenia (residence in Tbilisi), Arya Makkonen, Ambassador of Finland to Armenia (residence in Helsinki) and Ruben Madsen, Ambassador of Denmark to Armenia (residence in Kiev).

Welcoming the guests, acting Foreign Minister Mnatsakanyan noted that Armenia attaches great importance to partnership relations with the countries of the region, reiterating the readiness of the Armenian side to take practical steps for the best use of the existing potential of cooperation with Sweden, Finland and Denmark, particularly within the framework of Armenia-EU relations and the opportunities provided by the Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement.

Touching upon the recent internal political developments in Armenia, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan underscored the government’s commitment to continue the reform process aimed at fighting corruption, strengthening justice system and ensuring legal equality in the socio-economic sphere. Acting Foreign Minister presented the steps that are being taken by the Armenian authorities to conduct snap elections in line with the international standards, highlighting the support and cooperation of partner countries in this process.

Acting Foreign Minister and Ambassadors exchanged views on urgent regional and international issues, the situation in Syria and the latest developments around Iran’s nuclear programme.

Zohrab Mnatsakanyan presented the position and approaches of Armenia on the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, reiterating the commitment of the Armenian side to the exclusively peaceful settlement of conflict within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship.

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