WARSAW — Presidents Serzh Sarkisian and François Hollande met in Warsaw on July 9, on the sidelines of the NATO summit.
According to the Armenian presidents press service, Sarkisian expressed gratitude for President Hollande’s consistent important role and support on all issues which are vital for Armenia and underscored that in Armenia people take pride in having special relations with France.
The President noted with satisfaction that the Armenian-French economic relations have considerably expanded through the years: among the EU states, France remains one the leading countries with regard to the investments made in Armenia.
President Sarkisian also expressed gratitude for the recent adoption by the National Assembly of France of the resolution, which criminalizes the denial of the Armenia Genocide. President Hollande’s personal contribution to the adoption of the mentioned resolution was noteworthy.
At the meeting, the parties spoke about the Nagorno Karabakh issue. The President of Armenian attached great importance of the active role of France as one of the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group in the process of a peaceful resolution of the conflict and thanked President Hollande for his constant personal efforts. Sarkisian and Hollande stressed the importance of the unconditional implementation of the provisions secured in the Declarations adopted in Vienna and Saint Petersburg. The Presidents of Armenia and France exchanged views on the prospects of moving the NK peace process forward.