Political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Armenia and Finland

06 December, 2021

On December 6, political consultations between the Foreign Ministries of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Finland took place in Yerevan co-chaired by Tigran Samvelian, the Head of European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Marja Livala, Director General of the Department of Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia of the Foreign Ministry of Finland.

The parties discussed a wide range of issues of mutual interest, emphasizing the importance of holding political consultations and regular high-level visits.

The delegations of the two countries also touched upon the issues related to the development of trade and economic cooperation, exchanged views on the promotion of cooperation in different fields.

Within the framework of the visit to Yerevan, the Finnish delegation met Deputy Foreign Minister Paruyr Hovhannisyan. During the meeting, the parties touched upon Armenia-EU cooperation, issues related to the EU Eastern Partnership Summit to be held in Brussels in December.

Upon the request of the Finnish side, the Deputy Foreign Minister provided details on the current situation in and around Nagorno-Karabakh. In this context, the importance of a full resumption of the NK peace process under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship was highlighted. As a member of the OSCE Minsk Group, the Finnish side reaffirmed its unconditional support for this mandate.

Within the framework of the visit, the Finnish delegation met Vahe Gevorgyan, Deputy Foreign Minister. The parties discussed the Armenian-Finnish effective cooperation within the international multilateral frameworks.

At the end of the visit, the Finnish delegation laid a wreath at the Genocide Memorial.


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