YEREVAN.- Chairman of Armenian National Assembly (NA), Ara Babloyan received on Thursday Natasha Meli Daudey, the newly appointed ambassador of Malta to Armenia (residence in Warsaw), the press service of the NA reported.
Congratulating the Ambassador, Babloyan expressed hope that with his activity he would promote the strengthening and development of friendly relations between the two countries. Ara Babloyan stressed that there is a great untapped cooperation potential.
Highlighting the importance of the inter-parliamentary cooperation, chairman of Armenian National Assembly noted that the activity of the Armenia-Malta friendship group will promote the dialogue and effective cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries.
Ara Babloyan stressed the importance of the signing of the European Union-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA), considering it another important step towards Europe.
In this context Ara Babloyan noted: "We are glad that Malta, being a small country, has a unique place in Europe, and it encourages us because Armenia is also a small country trying to become a bridge of cooperation between Europe and the EAEU."
Touching upon regional issues, the NA Speaker said: "Regardless of all the difficulties and totalitarian aspirations adopted by neighboring countries, Armenia's strategy is different as its main weapon is democracy."
Thanking for warm reception, Natasha Meli Daudey expressed readiness to support the activation of the Malta-Armenia inter-parliamentary relations. The ambassador expressed hope that in the coming years the parliaments of the two countries will establish partnership, mutual visits and contacts at different levels will be activated.