January 25
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YEREVAN. – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who is in Germany on a working visit, today met with President Wolfgang Schauble of the German Bundestag, informed the Information and Public Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office.

The President of the Bundestag welcomed the visit of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, and noted that the promise made in the same period last year was fulfilled: The Bundestag has ratified the Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement. Schauble expressed confidence that the Prime Minister's visit to Berlin would give a new impetus to the further development and strengthening of Armenian-German relations.

Prime Minister Pashinyan thanked for ratifying the above-mentioned agreement, and noted that it will contribute to the implementation of reforms in Armenia. He said that Armenia has made great progress over the last year in all the rankings on democracy. He added that Germany is also interesting for Armenia as an established parliamentary state, as in 2018, Armenia has transitioned from a semi-presidential system to a parliamentary system, highlighting the exchange of German experience in this regard to make the system more functional in Armenia. Nikol Pashinyan stressed that the goal of his government is to make democracy, an independent, reliable judicial system become as irreversible in Armenia as they are in Germany.

The Prime Minister also referred to April 5 referendum on constitutional amendments in Armenia and its circumstances. Pashinyan invited representatives of the German Bundestag to come and observe this referendum.

Wolfgang Schauble expressed German support for the ongoing judicial reforms and democratic processes in Armenia, stressing that they are closely following developments in Armenia.

The interlocutors also referred to the development of cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and the European Union (EU). Schauble expressed hope that Armenia will continue its efforts to promote the development of relations between the two unions.

The head of the Armenian government also highlighted the search for new EEU-EU cooperation formulas, and noted that the issue is being discussed within the EEU, too.

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