The Presidents of Armenia and Estonia reaffirm willingness to deepen interstate relations


YEREVAN, JANUARY 16, ARTSAKHPRESS. The President of Armenia Vahagn Khachaturyan and the President of Estonia Alar Karis summarized the results of the meetings held at the residence of the President of Estonia with statements for mass media representatives.

As ARMENPRESS was informed from the office of the President of the Republic of Armenia, Vahagn Khachaturyan noted.

“Honorbale Mr. President,

Dear ladies and getlemen,

I am glad to be hosted in the Republic of Estonia today.

I am deeply grateful to President Karis for the invitation and warm hospitality. I am also grateful for the exchange of ideas in a sincere and friendly atmosphere, discussions on important issues and mutual understanding on the further deepening of our cooperation in all areas of mutual interest.

Last year was special for Armenian-Estonian relations. the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations was marked. What happened 30 years ago left a great impression in my personal memories, and as I mentioned during our meeting, the Baltic countries, including Estonia, and Armenia, were the pioneers on the way to gaining their independence during the Soviet Union. At that time there were also informal relations and after that, when we became independent, our relations took on a formal nature and had their logical development.

High-level visits between our countries testify to the continuity of our relations anchored on centuries-old ties and the identical value system, as well as the determination to further expand bilateral cooperation.

Armenia always attaches importance to the continuous development and strengthening of relations with Estonia, for which all prerequisites are present.

Today, President Karis and I had quite rich discussions. In an atmosphere of mutual understanding, we thoroughly discussed the current state and prospects of Armenian-Estonian relations, as well as a wide range of issues related to bilateral friendly relations.

We reaffirmed our mutual willingness to deepen interstate relations.

We also discussed Armenia’s efforts to establish lasting peace in the region.

Reference was made to the Armenia-EU partnership agenda and the programs implemented within its framework.

I highly appreciate the existing cooperation between our two countries in both bilateral and multilateral formats, including in the context of the Armenia-EU partnership, as well as Estonia’s support for the development of these relations, for which we are grateful.

Concluding my speech, honorable Mr. President, I once again thank for the warm welcome and reaffirm my willingness, as the President of the Republic of Armenia, to continue efforts to expand cooperation between Armenia and Estonia.

I am sure that the discussed issues will have their results, giving new quality and substance to the Armenian-Estonian relations.”

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