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Prime Minister expresses support for Armenia in pursuing democratic reforms

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2021 05 12

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Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė has met with President of the National Assembly of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan and the parliamentary delegation, and has discussed bilateral cooperation, democratic reforms, Armenia-EU relations, and the fight against COVID-19.

‘We appreciate Armenia’s efforts to strengthen the independent state and to pursue democratic reforms. Despite difficult conditions, you have succeeded in passing laws on elections, political parties, and establishment of an anti-corruption court, which lays foundations for the creation of a democratic, secure, and modern state,’ said the Prime Minister.

According to the Head of Government, it is expected that early elections, to be held on 20 June, will help end the crisis, all the political forces will adhere to democratic principles and the Constitution, and Armenia will follow a course of democratic reform.

According to Šimonytė, more Europe in Armenia means a stronger, richer, and safer Armenia. Lithuania would like to see even more active relations between the European Union and Armenia, closer ties between people and businesses, and growing mutual tourism.

It has been emphasised at the meeting that Lithuania is ready to share its reform experience and success stories. Experience transfer projects are planned or already underway in legal system reform, e-government services, renewable energy, road safety, and other fields. Through joint efforts, knowledge export can be further expanded.

The meeting has also discussed the situation in the region after the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War, the pandemic management in both countries, and COVID-19 vaccination.