Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Avet Adonts yesterday received Vice-President of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Deng Boqing.
During the meeting, the parties discussed issues related to the gratuitous technical-economic assistance (grants) that the Government of the People’s Republic of China provides to Armenia.
The deputy foreign minister stated that the Chinese government’s gratuitous assistance programs have played a significant role in capacity-building and modernization of several sectors in Armenia and emphasized that the operation of the Armenian-Chinese Friendship School (built within the scope of the above-mentioned programs) contributes to the teaching and dissemination of Chinese language and culture in Armenia.
Deng Boqing presented the areas and methods of activities of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and stated that the Agency not only provides technical assistance, but also issues preferential loans to the governments of Japan’s partnering countries.
The parties touched upon the upcoming programs for technical and economic assistance in Armenia, exchange of experience, as well as the opportunities for granting loans for construction of infrastructures.