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Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan today received newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Armenia Fahn Yong.

Welcoming the guest to the National Assembly, Mirzoyan congratulated Yong on assuming the office of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Armenia. He also noted that China is one of Armenia’s key partners and emphasized that the political dialogue between Armenia and China is at a high level.

Highlighting the cooperation between the legislatures, Mirzoyan touched upon the visit of the Vice-Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Shen Yueyue to the Republic of Armenia.

During the meeting, Mirzoyan talked about the need for an urgent solution to the humanitarian issues that emerged as a result of the war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh, especially stressing the issue of the quick return of the Armenian prisoners of war and the captivated persons. Both sides underlined the readiness of Armenia to immediately resume the negotiations in the format of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, to discuss all necessary principles for the settlement of the problem. In this respect, the balanced position of China for the establishment of the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and lasting peace was highlighted.

In terms of strengthening of the Armenian-Chinese trade-economic cooperation, the Speaker of Parliament also emphasized the combination of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the Eurasian Economic Union.

Thanking Mirzoyan for the reception at the National Assembly, Ambassador Yong conveyed to him the warm greetings of his Chinese colleague Li Zhanshu. The Ambassador assured that he would do his best to further strengthen and deepen Armenia-China relations as Ambassador.

The Ambassador expressed willingness for further intensification and deepening of the cooperation between the two countries’ Friendship Groups. In this context, Yong emphasized the importance of the mutual visits and the visit of the Armenia-China Friendship Group to the People’s Republic of China.

In regard to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Ambassador Yong noted that China welcomes the trilateral statement, attaches importance to its implementation and is aware of the humanitarian issues. He underscored that China supports the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group.

Ambassador Yong noted with great satisfaction the fact that during the past year the trade turnover between Armenia and China grew, despite the unfavorable situation due to the pandemic.

At the end of the meeting, Mirzoyan congratulated Ambassador Fahn Yong on the occasion of the Spring Festival or the Chinese New Year.

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