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Framework cooperation agreement signed between the Republic of Armenia and the State of California in New York


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Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s working visit to the United States continues. The Premier is in New York to attend the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

A framework cooperation agreement was signed between the Republic of Armenia and the State of California in New York in the presence of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The agreement was signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, and Governor of California Gavin Newsom. Armenia and California shall develop comprehensive cooperation in all areas of mutual interest under the Agreement.

After signing the Agreement, Prime Minister Pashinyan and the Governor of California held a private meeting. The interlocutors agreed that the signing of the Framework Agreement will help deepen cooperation and bilateral relations between Armenia and California.

The Prime Minister noted that California is one of the most Armenian-populated centers in America. He stressed that our country wants to further strengthen ties with California, the most innovative U.S. state. Nikol Pashinyan spoke about the Velvet Revolution and the democratic processes underway in Armenia, which laid the foundation for radical reforms and comprehensive changes.

Armenia is currently heading along the path of economic revolution. The economy is growing dynamically, with specific measures taken by the government to fight corruption, curb monopolies and create a favorable business environment.

The Governor of California welcomed the Premier’s visit to the United States, noting that the Armenians of California are making a valuable contribution to his state by strengthening the Armenian-American interaction. He assured of California’s reciprocated interest in developing cooperation with Armenia and implementing joint programs.

The parties discussed issues related to the deepening of Armenian-Californian economic cooperation, intensification of contacts between the business circles and the development of multifaceted links. An agreement has been reached to intensify discussions on practical action.

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan invited the Governor of California to visit Armenia. Gavin Newsom thanked for the invitation and promised to consider visiting our country at his convenience.

On the margins of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, the Armenian Prime Minister attended the reception given on behalf of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and the opening of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.

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