Armenia’s Premier receives newly appointed ambassador to Norway, promises to assist him in strengthening friendly ties

Armenia’s Premier Hovik Abrahamyan received on Friday Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Norway Leydulv Atle Namtvedt (seat in Moscow).

Congratulating the ambassador on assumption of office, the head of the Armenian government wished him success during his tenure and said his government will assist the diplomat to strengthen the friendly relations between the two countries in question.

Congratulating Hovik Abrahamyan on his appointment as Prime Minister, Ambassador Leydulv Atle Namtvedt said he would make every effort in order to boost bilateral relationship.

At the request of his guest, Hovik Abrahamyan introduced the program of the new government and the scheduled reforms. He said the program is going to be realistic and will be based on Armenia’s economic development priorities. Also, steps will be taken to create equal conditions for attracting foreign investments.

Stressing the importance of activating bilateral economic ties, the Armenian premier highlighted the need of reciprocated high-level visits between the two countries. Mr Abrahamyan conveyed an invitation to his Norwegian counterpart to visit Armenia and considered it expedient to hold an Armenian-Norwegian business forum on the sidelines of the visit.

The parties appreciated the humanitarian ties between Armenia and Norway. Mr. Namtvedt noted that the small Armenian community in his country enjoys the respect of all Norwegians. In turn, Hovik Abrahamyan thanked the Norwegian side for humanitarian, technical and financial assistance provided since 1988.

The interlocutors also exchanged views on regional and geopolitical developments.