YEREVAN. – Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, who is in Munich, Germany, as part of the delegation from Armenia, and led by the President, on Saturday met with FM Taro Kono of Japan.
First, Nalbandian noted that this week in Armenia was quite busy in terms of the Japanese agenda, as the agreement on liberalization, promotion, and mutual protection of investments between Armenia and Japan was signed, and the Japanese deputy FM was in capital city Yerevan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.
The interlocutors stressed that Armenian-Japanese ties have developed dynamically over the course of the 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Nalbandian and Kono recorded that the founding of their embassies in Tokyo and Yerevan has given a new impetus to Armenian-Japanese cooperation.
The FMs of Armenia and Japan reflected on the ongoing joint steps toward the expansion and deepening of bilateral relations.
They shared the view that the agreement on liberalization, promotion, and mutual protection of investments opens new opportunities for the expansion of trade and economic ties.
The Armenian and the Japanese FMs focused also on several urgent regional and international issues.
And FM Nalbandian informed his Japanese colleague about the ongoing joint efforts by Armenia and the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries (Russia, US, and France) to achieve a peaceful settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) conflict.