YEREVAN — Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Aleksander Ceferin, who arrived in Armenia on September 5. The president of the Football Federation of Armenia Arthur Vanetsyan was also present at the meeting.
The Prime Minister welcomed Ceferin’s visit to and stressed the importance of close and effective cooperation between the Football Federation of Armenia and UEFA for the development of football in Armenia. In particular, Nikol Pashinyan emphasized the support provided by UEFA to the development of football infrastructures in Armenia and noted that as a result a number of programs aimed at popularizing football are being implemented in the country.
Ceferin thanked Pashinyan for the warm reception and the development of football in the spotlight. The UEFA president expressed satisfaction with the cooperation with the Armenia Football partners and noted that the structure he headed would continue to contribute to the development of football in Armenia, including the improvement of infrastructure.
In particular, it was noted that with the support of UEFA it is planned to build 76 playgrounds in the regions of Armenia during this year, to provide AF with the necessary equipment, to implement programs for the development of futsal and women’s football.
UEFA president noted that in the modern world football has become a separate branch of economy, where huge funds are circulated. The interlocutors agreed that football plays a big role in social life, in uniting and uniting people.
During the meeting the two touched upon a number of other issues related to the upcoming projects in cooperation with the FFA and UEFA.