Armenian FM meets his French counterpart in Paris

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian has met with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius in Paris.

The two diplomats discussed the preparations for French President Francois Hollande’s scheduled trip to Armenia this May.

The two FMs highlighted the high-level bilateral relations and discussed possibilities of developing and expanding economic ties. In this context, the Armenian FM told his French counterpart that over 160 companies with the French capital operate in Armenia and the country [Armenia] hails the growth of French investments.

The two FMs also addressed the EU-Armenia relations in the light of the declaration signed during the Vilnius-hosted Eastern Partnership summit in November.

The Karabakh peace talks were also on the visit agenda. Edward Nalbandian hailed the constructive involvement of France and the other co-chairing countries of the OSCE Minsk Group in the peace deal and stressed the importance of the joint efforts towards a peaceful settlement of the conflict. He then reiterated Armenia’s willingness to continue the cooperation with the Minsk Group mediators.

The interlocutors also dwelt on regional and international developments, specifically the Ukraine crisis and the possible ways of its resolution, as well as the Iran nuclear talks, the Press Service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry reports.