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Ambassador Mkrtchyan’s meeting with Viktoras Pranckietis, the Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas

27.12.2016

On December 27 Tigran Mkrtchyan, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Lithuania had a meeting with Viktoras Pranckietis, Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas.

The Seimas Speaker commended the level of bilateral political dialogue and the progress achieved in economic cooperation.

The interlocutors noted that the trade turnover over the last years has greatly increased and there are sufficient conditions for its improvement.

The sides highlighted the development of cooperation in the format of inter-parliamentary friendship groups. The Speaker in his turn underlined that the Armenia-Lithuania inter-parliamentary friendship group, re-convened following the Seimas elections, is one of the three biggest groups of the Lithuanian parliament, containing 48 MPs and consisting of one-third of the Seimas members.

The interlocutors touched upon the process of negotiations on Armenia-EU new framework agreement, the visa liberalization perspectives. The Speaker underlined, that Lithuania supports Armenia’s cooperation with the EU.

Talking about the Artsakh issue, Ambassador Mkrtchyan presented to his interlocutor the continuous destructive behavior of official Baku, the anti-Armenian propaganda conducted on the top level.

The Seimas speaker reaffirmed Lithuania’s stance in Nagorno-Karabakh issue, expressing support to the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs aimed at a peaceful resolution of the issue. 

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