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Speaker of the National Assembly (NA) of Armenia, Alen Simonyan, on Tuesday received German Ambassador Viktor Richter, who is concluding his diplomatic mission in Armenia, the NA informs Armenian

The head of the parliament thanked the ambassador for his efforts in the development of Armenia-Germany and Armenia-EU relations, and emphasized the importance of sustainable development of cooperation.

"The parliamentary multi-layered cooperation between the National Assembly and the Bundestag and the active mutual visits of the MPs, the presence of friendship groups in the parliaments are, without a doubt, evidence of a high-level dialogue between our countries," said the NA speaker.

Ambassador Richter, for his part, lauded the established cooperation between the two countries, and stressed that interparliamentary contacts play a key role in the deepening off relations.

The interlocutors discussed the security situation in the South Caucasus and the process of normalization of Armenia-Azerbaijan relations.

Viktor Richter reaffirmed Germany's commitment to assist in the respective peace talks.

"The ongoing reforms in Armenia and the establishment of peace in the South Caucasus are a political priority," the ambassador noted.

Thoughts were exchanged also on the prospects for the expansion of Armenia-Germany cooperation and current programs. Also, cooperation in the cultural, educational, economic, and energy sectors were underscored.

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