Armen Sarkissian met with the President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
President Armen Sarkissian in the framework of his working visit to Portugal on April 9 met with the President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa welcomed the visit of his Armenian counterpart to Portugal.
Underscoring the close historical and cultural ties of the two countries and peoples, the President of Portugal spoke with great reverence about the famous Armenian-Portuguese entrepreneur and benefactor Galust Gyulbenkian and about the activities of the Foundation named after him.
In his turn, President Sarkissian hailed humanitarian and cultural activities of the Galust Gyulbenkian Foundation and noted that the Foundation serves as a bridge in the Armenian-Portuguese relations. The Presidents of Armenia and Portugal exchanged views on the possible areas of cooperation. They concurred that the two countries could become successful partners in the areas of science, education, and modern technologies.
Referring to Portugal’s space station program for launching satellites, President Sarkissian said that Armenia has a great scientific potential in this area. The interlocutors mentioned also tourism as a perspective area of cooperation. Noting that many more tourists from Armenia might visit Portugal and many more tourists from Portugal might visit and discover Armenia, the parties stressed the importance of establishing an air link between the two countries and research on the existing opportunities.
President Armen Sarkissian invited the President of Portugal to conduct an official visit to Armenia.
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa in his turn invited his Armenian counterpart to conduct an official visit to Portugal.