Armenian FM hosted by Latvian President in Riga Castle

The delegation, led by Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, on Tuesday visited the Riga Castle, where they were received by President Egils Levits of Latvia.

Armenian FM hosted by Latvian President in Riga Castle

Armenian FM hosted by Latvian President in Riga Castle
STEPANAKERT, SEPTEMBER 18,  ARTSAKHPRESS: Mnatsakanyan and Levits noted that Armenian-Latvian relations are based on mutual respect and are relations between peoples with a particularly strong sense of freedom and independence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia informed.
The Armenian FM expressed hope that his visit will greatly contribute to the further intensification and deepening of the political dialogue existing between the two countries.

The President of Latvia and the Foreign Minister also highlighted the key role of the Armenian community in intensifying the relations between the two states and peoples. Minister Mnatsakanyan said Armenians of Latvia are proud citizens of the country, have their contribution to the country’s development, but at the same time bear and preserve their national identity.

The FM drew the attention of President Levits to the ongoing reforms of Armenia aimed at strengthening democratic institutions, the rule of law, establishing independent judiciary and raising public trust towards this system.

In the context of judicial reforms the minister attached importance to the coordination of the support of international and regional partners.
As for the partnership with the EU and its member states, both sides appreciated the role of Eastern Partnership, as an effective platform with a great potential and based on common values and goals.

The Latvian President and the Armenian FM exchanged views on international and regional developments.

Touching upon the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, the FM introduced Armenia’s principled position and approaches. President Levits and minister Mnatsakanyan stated that there cannot be any alternative to the peaceful settlement of the conflict.