Armenian Parliament Speaker receives British Ambassador

Armenian Parliament Speaker Galust Sahakyan received on July 10 British Ambassador to Armenia Katherine Jane Leach.

Welcoming the Ambassador, Galust Sahakyan highly assessed the relations between Armenia and the United Kingdom and highlighted the development of bilateral parliamentary relations, which were established in 1992, when a British-Armenian parliamentary friendship group was formed in the British parliament. Mr Sahakyan also emphasized bilateral parliamentary cooperation on an international level.

Ms Katherine Jane Leach noted that Great Britain attaches great importance to developing relations with Armenia. She added that the Armenian parliamentarians’ visit to Great Britain [during these days] will give a new impetus to inter-parliamentary ties and strengthen cooperation.

The interlocutors also dwelt on regional problems, Armenian-Turkish relations, Armenia’s membership to the Eurasian Economic Union Armenia-EU cooperation and stressed the importance of developing trade and economic ties. Galust Sahakyan expressed hope that British parliamentarians would take part in the events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide to be held in Yerevan in April 2015.