High-level meeting took place at the Presidential Palace
In the framework of the state visit of the President of Italy to Armenia, today a meeting in the extended format took place at the Presidential Palace with the participation of the delegations of the two countries.
Welcoming his Italian colleague and members of his delegation, the President noted with satisfaction that since the re-establishment of the Armenian statehood, the Armenian-Italian interstate relations have registered a considerable and substantial development.
“Today, Armenia and Italy are cooperating in the political, economic, military, interparliamentary, regional, cultural, and humanitarian areas. Our countries are natural partners. We share the same system of values, traditions of our peoples are also similar, family values, often also – characters, each other’s problems and values are comprehensible and acceptable for us. We are ready to put great efforts in the development and deepening of our interstate, economic, scientific and cultural relations, aiming at elevating it to a qualitatively higher level,” the President of Armenia said.
President Sergio Mattarella expressed gratitude for the warm welcome and underlined that the centuries-long Armenian-Italian friendly relations currently have a huge potential for development.
“I am truly proud to be the first Italian president to visit Armenia. I am glad that my visit coincides with the 100th anniversary of the First Republic and 2800th anniversary of Yerevan. Yerevan’s age testifies to the oldness of the country and our ancient relations. We anticipate growing cooperation in the political, economic and cultural areas. This visit is based on our friendly relations but we are also here to boost our close cooperation in all these areas,” the President of Italy Sergio Mattarella underlined.
The parties noted that there are great opportunities to deepen cooperation in different areas of economy, high technologies, cultural and scientific areas and that everything should be done to further strengthen the bilateral relations.
They also stressed the importance of cooperation at the institutional levels and noted that for Armenia, which has opted for the parliamentarian democracy, Italy, as a mature parliamentary Republic, can be useful for its rich experience and traditions.