04, 2023

Presidents Vahagn Khachaturyan and Gitanas Nausėda had a meeting at the Residence of the President of Lithuania

The official welcoming ceremony of RA President Vahagn Khachaturyan, who is in Lithuania on an official visit, took place on April 19 at the Residence of the President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda.

At the end of the ceremony, President Khachaturyan wrote a note in the book of Honored guests, after which Presidents Vahagn Khachaturyan and Gitanas Nausėda had a private meeting.

The private meeting of the Presidents was followed by an extended meeting of the delegations. During the meeting, the President of Lithuania expressed his gratitude for the visit and highlighted that mutual high-level visits give an additional impetus to the development of Armenian-Lithuanian friendly relations.

“It’s no coincidence that Lithuania was the first country to recognize the independence of Armenia, which is a result of our centuries-old friendship and cooperation,” noted Gitanas Nausėda.

President Vahagn Khachaturyan expressed his gratitude to his counterpart for the warm reception and highlighted that the solid basis of relations between Armenia and Lithuania is ensured by the common values that the two countries share. Those are democracy, fundamental human rights and freedoms, independence and sovereignty.

“The great similarities in the history and fate of our countries also contribute to the strong friendship between our peoples. Our peoples have overcome difficult impediments on their way towards independence, and achieved it, also having heavy losses,” noted President Khachaturyan.

During the meeting of the delegations, the sides discussed a wide range of issues regarding the resolution of the Karabakh conflict, the blockade of the Lachin Humanitarian Corridor by Azerbaijan and regional developments.

Both sides attached importance to overcoming humanitarian issues and resolving them without preconditions. Touching upon Armenian-Azerbaijani relations, President Nausėda expressed readiness to contribute to the establishment of peace in our region within the limits of his capacities.

Presidents Khachaturyan and Nausėda also spoke of the prospects of cooperation between Armenia and Lithuania in economic and other fields, particularly high technologies, digitalization, information security and healthcare. 

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