19:45, 25 August, 2023
YEREVAN, AUGUST 25, ARMENPRESS. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has met with the new Ambassador of France to Armenia Olivier Decottignies.
The Prime Minister congratulated Mr. Decottignies on assuming office and expressed belief that his activities will contribute to the further development and strengthening of the Armenian-French cooperation, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a readout.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan emphasized the fact of special relations between the two countries, adding that the Armenian government is interested in the expansion of cooperation in various fields.
Ambassador Olivier Decottignies stated that he will make every effort to contribute to the deepening of the strong Armenian-French ties.
Issues related to economic cooperation between Armenia and France, the involvement of French companies in the Armenian market and current investment programs were discussed during the meeting.
The sides also discussed the deepening humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh resulting from Azerbaijan’s illegal blocking of the Lachin Corridor. The targeted response of international partners to Azerbaijan’s steps was highlighted.
The Prime Minister and the French Ambassador also exchanged views on other issues of mutual interest.