Political consultations between the Foreign Ministries of Armenia and Lithuania

06 May, 2022

On May 6, political consultations between the Foreign Ministries of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Lithuania were held in Vilnius, co-chaired by Paruyr Hovhannisian, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia and Mantas Adomenas, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania.

Remarking the high level of political dialogue between Armenia and Lithuania, the sides discussed the perspectives and practical steps aimed at deepening the friendly relations and strengthening the interstate ties between Armenia and Lithuania.

The sides also discussed issues related to the Armenian-Lithuanian mutually beneficial sectoral cooperation. The importance of bilateral collaboration in economic, educational, scientific and cultural fields, as well as the cooperation within the framework of international organizations has been highlighted.

Deputy Ministers praised the active partnership between Armenia and the European Union and discussed the prospects of the Eastern Partnership format.

The parties touched upon the measures taken by Armenia aimed at establishing peace and stability in South Caucasus. The Armenian side underlined the importance of addressing humanitarian issues consequential from the aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan during the 44-Day War, including the immediate repatriation of Armenian prisoners of war, hostages and captured civilians, as well as the preservation of the Armenian cultural heritage in the territories under Azerbaijani control. The sides reaffirmed the crucial role of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution, including in the issue of the status of Artsakh.

During the consultations the interlocutors discussed a number of international and regional issues of mutual interest.

In Vilnius, the Armenian delegation also had meetings with Skirmantė Straigienė, Adviser to the President of Lithuania and, Galina Vaščenkaitė, Adviser to the Prime Minister, during which issues of current bilateral cooperation were discussed.

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