04, 2020

President Armen Sarkissian held a video call with the President of Lithuania: to promote development and further deepening of the Armenian-Lithuanian relations through joint efforts

President Armen Sarkissian held today a video call with the President of the Republic of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda.

During a friendly conversation, Presidents of Armenia and Lithuania shared information on the situation in the two countries related to the coronavirus pandemic, containment of its spread and steps taken to overcome it. Special attention was paid to the measures to mitigate the economic consequences of the pandemic.

The interlocutors stressed the importance of cooperation of the two countries in the fight against the pandemic. In this context, President Sarkissian hailed humanitarian assistance provided by the government of Lithuania to Armenia to help in overcoming the pandemic. President Sarkissian stressed also the importance of Lithuania’s continued assistance in the framework of Armenia-EU partnership and underscored new opportunities provided by the EU’s Eastern Partnership program.

Armen Sarkissian said that he holds regular distant talks with his counterparts, presidents of different states to get informed on the taken measures and to learn which of them are the most efficient ones. “In this situation, it is especially important to ensure protection of the hospitals and medical staff and to keep them safe from getting infected. It is also important to keep the treatment areas from becoming virus spreading areas,” the President of Armenia noted. The two Presidents reiterated their commitment to promote the development and further deepening of the Armenian-Lithuanian relations through joint efforts. They underscored that two countries possess serious potential for cooperation in the areas of economy, high technologies, education and culture. It was noted that the celebrated soprano Hasmik Grigorian, who is the daughter of two famous opera singers, Gegham Grigorian and Irena Milkyavichute, is a special link between the arts and cultures of the two friendly countries.

The interlocutors agreed to continue to exchange regularly information on the situation with the coronavirus pandemic and other issues.


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