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Prime Minister receives Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Republic of Armenia Judith Margareth Farnworth.

The interlocutors touched upon the developments in Armenia, the formation of the government and the Armenian-British relations. Prime Minister Pashinyan attached importance to the furtherance of cooperation between Armenia and the United Kingdom in political, economic and other fields.

The head of the Armenian government emphasized that the Armenian authorities are keen to bring in British investments and capital, adding that the new government program will clearly outline the ways and the vision of our country’s development.

The Premier said the authorities will take drastic steps aimed at improving continuously the business environment through enhanced protection of investments. At the same time, Nikol Pashinyan highlighted the importance of diversifying Armenia’s investment portfolio, including the British investments.

“We are firmly determined to implement our goals, programs and action plans, and the government will be accountable before society when implementing each step,” the Prime Minister underscored.

Felicitating Nikol Pashinyan on his election as Armenia’s Prime Minister, Ambassador Farnworth noted that the British government is prepared to take specific steps to develop relations with Armenia. The Ambassador expressed his country’s support for the Government’s reform program, including the steps aimed at improving the system of governance, bettering the business environment, strengthening democracy, modernizing the judicial system etc.

Ambassador Farnworth highlighted the strengthening of economic ties, noting that British businessmen are expected to visit Armenia with a view to getting a first-hand view of our country’s investment climate and discussing investment possibilities with their Armenian counterparts.

The parties looked at ways of increasing bilateral trade turnover. They took the opportunity to discuss the geopolitical situation in the region, the expected parliamentary elections in Armenia, the proposed amendments to the Electoral Code and a number of other issues of mutual interest.

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