President met with the Minister President of Brandenburg Dietmar Woidke
In the framework of his official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany, President Serzh Sargsyan in the evening of April 6 left Berlin for the capital of Brandenburg Potsdam.
At the government building of Brandenburg, the President of Armenia met with the Minister President of Brandenburg Dietmar Woidke.
Noting that Brandenburg is the most rapidly developing area in Germany, Serzg Sarsgyan with this regard stressed the importance of the input made by the municipal authorities. “I hope that our dialogue will be of a continuous nature and your valuable experience and knowledge will also serve the cooperation between Armenia and Brandenburg, including the expansion of the decentralized ties,” said President Serzh Sargsyan at the meeting with Dietmar Woidke.
The parties stressed the importance of cooperation in the economic area, enhancement of contacts between the business communities and in this context the attraction of German investments to the Armenian market. They also spoke about the comprehensive reforms conducted in Armenia. Minister President Woidke stressed the importance and welcomed the reforms which, in his words, are aimed into future and are the most reliable avenue for development.
At the conclusion of the meeting, President of Armenia and Minister President of Brandenburg were present at the ceremony of signing a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Republic of Armenia and Brandenburg in the area of culture. The document was signed by the RA Minister of Culture Hasmik Poghossian and the Minster of Science, Research and Culture of Brandenburg Martina Munch. The President of Armenia visited also the home-research center of Johannes Lepsius. Accompanied by the Scientific Director of the center Rolph Hosfeld, Serzh Sargsyan toured the premise of the institution, visited the office of Lepsius where he was shown his hand-written documents kept in secret archives. At the conclusion of the tour, President Sargsyan made an inscription in the Book of Honorary Guests. “As President of the Republic of Armenia and as an Armenian, I am writing down these words with the deepest appreciation. Only a great humanist and a person totally devoted to justice could feel so profoundly the pain of another nation. It is also thanks to the pen of Johannes Lepsius that today, more than one hundred years later, the truth is still alive and the time is powerless to cover the black pages of the human history. Today Armenia stands tall together with the Armenian nation – just the way he dreamt.”
On April 6, In Germany President Sargsyan also gave an interview to the German ARD Public TV.