Meeting between Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Czech Republic

15 February, 2020

On February 15, Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with his Czech counterpart Tomáš Petříček in Munich.

The partners discussed a wide range of issues on Armenian-Czech bilateral agenda, highlighting IT, creative education, smart development and innovation as targeted directions, emphasizing the importance of initiating programs of experience exchange and cooperation with the involvement of direct actors in the fields. Minister Mnatsakanyan presented to Tomáš Petříček achievements of Armenian in the above mentioned fields, such as TUMO Centre for Creative Technologies and Armath Engineering Laboratories network.

Full use of existing potential of trade-economic relations was reciprocally emphasized. In this regard, the sides highlighted establishment of direct flights between Yerevan and Prague, as a practical step directed to promotion of tourism, people-to-people contacts and business ties.

Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Czech Republic touched upon Armenia-EU partnership and the implementation of its legal framework-the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement. Foreign Ministers commended the Eastern Partnership initiative as a strong platform for multidimensional interaction with the EU and the EU member states, based on shared values and consolidating achievements on national level.

Minister Mnatsakanyan presented to his Czech counterpart the process of large-scale reforms in Armenia, noting that within the framework of the broad mandate received by people, the government has a strong commitment to ensure the continuation of reforms to achieve tangible results.

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