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Armenian PM, Mayor of Milan discuss cooperation prospects


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Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who is paying an official visit to Italy, today met with Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies in Milan.

Welcoming the Armenian Premier’s visit to Italy, the Mayor of Milan considered it a good opportunity to discuss cooperation prospects. He noted that Milan is a dynamically progressing multi-ethnic city and presented Milan’s development plans as Italy’s largest financial, economic and industrial center. Giuseppe Sala spoke in particular about urban development, innovations, transport infrastructures, tourism projects and gave details of the public transport reform underway in his city.

Prime Minister Pashinyan highlighted his stay in Milan during the ongoing official visit to Italy, which is one of the country’s most important financial, economic and cultural centers. The Armenian Prime Minister welcomed Milan’s development programs, noting that Armenia and capital Yerevan are keen to implement reforms as part of joint initiatives.

In this context, Nikol Pashinyan attached importance to exchange of experience and joint discussions on public transport reforms. The Premier made a point of the launch of Yerevan-Milan-Rome direct flights by Ryanair since January 2020, which may promote economic, business, cultural, tourist and people-to-people interconnectivity between Armenia and Italy, and help strengthen political relations.

The Prime Minister of Armenia and the Mayor of Milan highlighted the role of Milan’s Armenian community in the furtherance of Armenia-Italy relations. The interlocutors exchanged views on the prospects of development of Armenian-Italian cultural ties.

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