Newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Denmark to the Republic of Armenia Ruben Madsen (residence in Kiev) presented his credentials to Serzh Sargsyan.
Congratulating the Ambassador on assumption of office, Serzh Sargsyan expressed the hope that Ambassador Madsen will put his professional skills and long experience at the service of Armenia-Denmark relations and will play a significant role in the activation of bilateral ties.
The parties pointed out that in the 25th year of establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Denmark, they could not still say with certainty that the full potential of bilateral relationship has been tapped in spite of the recent activity in interstate relations.
Noting that the Armenian-Danish relations had been forged long ago, Ambassador Madsen emphasized that the historically deeply rooted ties obliged both sides to pay more attention to the strengthening of interaction. The Ambassador assured that during his term of office he would spare no effort and energy to promote the strengthening and deepening of Armenia-Denmark relations.
The interlocutors took the opportunity to touch upon the prospects for the development of EU-Armenia relations and, in this context, the forthcoming Brussels Summit, at which a comprehensive and enhanced partnership agreement is to be signed. Ambassador Ruben Madsen stressed that Denmark stands for closer relationship with the European Union’s neighbors, including Armenia.
Serzh Sargsyan highlighted the role of inter-parliamentary diplomacy in the development of relations between the two countries. During the meeting, Sargsyan and Ambassador Madsen exchanged views on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.