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YEREVAN. – On the eve of the French National Day, President Serzh Sargsyan visited the Embassy of France in Armenia.

The President offered his congratulations and best wishes to Ambassador Jean-François Charpentier, the embassy staff, and the friendly people of France, the press office of the President informed Armenian

Taking the opportunity to reaffirm that France is considered a friendship country for the Armenian people as well as a reliable and good partner for Armenia, the President assured that Armenia will continue to strengthen bilateral relations and deepen the friendship between the Armenian and French peoples. Also, President Sargsyan asked Ambassador Charpentier to convey his warm greetings to President Emmanuel Macron of France.

As they looked at ways of expanding and deepening bilateral relations, the President of Armenia and the French ambassador highlighted the need for close cooperation ahead of the La Francophonie summit to be held in Armenia.

Ambassador Charpentier thanked President Sargsyan for the visit to the embassy, as well as for his congratulatory remarks and good wishes.

Also on the occasion of the National Day of France, President Serzh Sargsyan sent a congratulatory message to French President Emmanuel Macron.

“The centuries-old friendship between Armenia and France and the privileged relationship between our two countries, including the high-level political dialogue and the wealth of mutual trust provide a solid groundwork for the furtherance of the Armenian-French cooperation. I am confident that through joint effort we will be able to build on the ties in both bilateral and multilateral formats to the benefit of our two peoples.

“Armenia highly values the efforts made by France, jointly with Russia and the United States, to achieve a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, for the sake of peace and stability in our region.

“I very much appreciate France’s support for rapprochement between Armenia and the European family, as well as the close ties of cooperation maintained in the international arena, including our interaction in the framework of La Francophonie.

“Reiterating my congratulations, I wish every success and all the best to you, as well as progress and prosperity to the friendly people of France,” President Serzh Sargsyan said in his congratulatory message addressed to the President of France.

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