RIGA — President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sarkisian had a meeting with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in Latvia on the sidelines of the summit of the European People’s Party. President Sarkisian is also attending the EU Eastern Partnership summit in Riga.
During the meeting the leaders discussed Armenian-German interstate relations and recent expension of cooperation with nearly sixty cooperation agreements. During the meeting President Sarkisian expressed gratitude to the German government for the continuous support provided to Armenia. Sarkisian and Merkel touched on Armenia-EU relations and their development perspectives. Reference was also made to the Armenian Genocide Centennial, and the commemoration events that took place on that occasion in Armenia and different countries of the world, including Germany. The interlocutors also exchanged ideas on the problems and challenges of the South Caucasus region, including the negotiation process aimed at the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.