President Gitanas Nausėda met with the Speaker of the Armenian National Assembly Ararat Mirzoyan, who arrived in Lithuania on a working visit, to discuss the political situation in the country, bilateral relations, as well as the EU-Armenia partnership.
The President expressed regret that the military unrest between Armenia and Azerbaijan had claimed so many lives and called on the Speaker of the Armenian Parliament to resume efforts to resolve the conflict peacefully and sustainably as soon as possible.
Among the other issues discussed was the Eastern Partnership policy and preparations for the Eastern Partnership Summit this coming autumn. The President invited Armenia to commemorate the 30th anniversary of mutual recognition and diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Armenia.
The meeting also focused on possible prospects for bilateral cooperation, especially the potential for developing economic contacts.
Gitanas Nausėda welcomed the next successful stage in Armenian-EU relations, which started with the entry into force of a comprehensive and enhanced partnership agreement, emphasizing that now was the time to focus on its actual implementation in cooperation with EU countries and institutions. “The agreement with the EU will help to deliver change effectively. It is key for achieving reforms in the rule of law and sustainable recovery from the socio-economic crisis caused by the pandemic,” the President said.
The President welcomed positive developments in Armenia in implementing judicial, electoral and legal reforms, and underlined that the early elections in Armenia scheduled for 20 June will contribute to stabilizing and containing the political situation in the country. “It is especially important that the political forces preparing for the elections operate on the basis of democratic values, the rule of law and within the framework provided by the Constitution,” the President said.
Last updated 2021.05.13 10:01Back