Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received Niels Annen, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany.
The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction with the resumption of the negotiations on Armenian-German development cooperation, which had not happened since 2014. Nikol Pashinyan highlighted the inclusion of Armenia in the framework of the "BMZ-2030" reform strategy by the German government. According to the Prime Minister, recently a new dynamic has been recorded in the relations between the two countries, there is a great potential to expand cooperation and the Armenian government is interested in fully realizing it.
Niels Annen noted that the resumption of the Armenian-German intergovernmental negotiations is a conscious decision of the German government, taking into account the steps and reforms aimed at the development and strengthening of democracy in Armenia. Mr. Annen added that within the framework of the "BMZ-2030" reform strategy, it is planned to implement projects with Armenia in the areas of economic promotion, energy, vocational education, tourism and other directions. According to the Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany, the above-mentioned programs will contribute to increasing the interest of German companies to operate in Armenia.
The humanitarian problems of more than 100,000 forcibly displaced people from Nagorno-Karabakh as a result of Azerbaijan's ethnic cleansing policy, as well as the steps taken by the Armenian government to overcome them were discussed.
Niels Annen noted that he had a meeting with people forcibly displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh in Ararat region and added that the German government is preparing to provide the necessary assistance to contribute to the solution of existing problems.
The sides exchanged ideas on the processes taking place in the region.