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Armenian Ambassador to Lithuania Tigran Mkrtchyan on Wednesday met with Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.

At the meeting, the Prime Minister lauded the progress recorded in the field of economic cooperation, noting that the bilateral relations in the sphere of culture, education, science and other areas have a great potential for development.

Ambassador Mkrtchyan, for his part, stressed that as compared to previous years, the bilateral turnover of goods between the countries has significantly increased. He also noted the readiness of Armenia to develop relations with Lithuania in different areas. The Ambassador added that the economic diplomacy is one of the priorities of the Armenian Government.

Apart from this, the interlocutors referred to the format of the Armenian-Lithuanian intergovernmental commission. PM Saulius Skvernelis underscored the need to hold the subsequent session of the commission in 2017, stressing that Lithuania fully supports the further deepening of cooperation with Armenia in multilateral and bilateral formats.

Furthermore, the Ambassador and the PM touched on the ongoing talks over the new Armenia-EU framework agreement and prospects for the visa liberalization process.  

By the end of the meeting, the Lithuanian Prime Minister extended his best wishes to his Armenian counterpart Karen Karapetyan, positively responding to the latter’s invitation to visit Armenia.

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