Armenian National Assembly Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan received on Friday the delegation led by Regional Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, the press service of the parliament reported.

Greeting the guests, the Speaker of the Parliament highly appreciated the UN-sponsored support programs that play a key role in the development of Armenia. The head of the legislative body, in particular, underscored the assistance provided in the process of organizing the elections and highlighted the cooperation aimed at the NA programs in the context of further cooperation.

Ararat Mirzoyan considered the development of parliament's institutional capacities priority, including improving the expertise and staff capabilities. The Head of the Parliament presented the agenda of the political majority of the National Assembly, in particular emphasizing the necessity of reforms.

Mirjana Spoljaric Egger congratulated Ararat Mirzoyan on the occasion of the free, fair and democratic elections in Armenia and the election of NA Speaker. She welcomed the reforms taking place in our country, touched upon UNDP and the Armenian Parliament's cooperation, considered the main priorities for the ongoing processes and development programs in the country.

The sides discussed issues related to the implementation of regional joint programs, expressed readiness to deepen cooperation in different directions.