Foreign Minister of Armenia had a phone conversation with the Foreign Minister of the Netherlands Wopke Hoekstra

17 June, 2022

On June 17, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan held a phone conversation with the Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Wopke Hoekstra. 

The Foreign Ministers of Armenia and the Netherlands commended the current positive dynamics of the political dialogue existing between the two countries, the close cooperation in various fields, as well as the activity of reciprocal visits at high and the highest levels. In this context, the interlocutors especially emphasized the consistent implementation of the agreements reached within the framework of the visit of the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinya to the Netherlands.

Minister Mirzoyan underlined the support of the Netherlands to the broad agenda of reforms carried out in Armenia, and expressed hope that the effective cooperation established between the sides would be continuous. Wopke Hoekstra, in his  turn, highly assessed the significant progress made by Armenia in democratic development.

In the context of the development of economic cooperation between Armenia and the Netherlands, the promotion of business to business contacts between the two countries and the implementation of joint programs were discussed.

During the phone conversation, the sides also touched upon a number of regional and international security issues.

Minister Mirzoyan presented to his interlocutor the situation created around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the position of the Armenian side on the processes aimed at establishing regional peace and stability, the normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

The Foreign Minister of Armenia highly appreciated the adoption of about two dozen resolutions by the Parliament of the Netherlands condemning the Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh.

Reference was made to the humanitarian issues created in Artsakh after the 44-day war. The Foreign Ministers of the two countries stressed the imperative of the immediate repatriation of Armenian prisoners of war and civilians illegally held in Azerbaijan. The Foreign Minister of Armenia stressed the need to preserve the Armenian cultural and religious heritage in the territories fallen under Azerbaijani control.

Minister Mirzoyan also briefed his counterpart on the latest developments of the Armenia-Turkey normalization process.

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