Japan PM Advisor Meets with Pashinyan in Yerevan


YEREVAN (Armenpress) — Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met on October 17 with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Special Advisor Eiichi Hasegawa, the Prime Minister’s Office said.

The special advisor to the prime minister of Japan was in Armenia for the Global Innovation Forum held in Yerevan.

Pashinyan said Armenia attaches importance to political dialogue with Japan, dialogue which is dynamically developing since the establishment of diplomatic relations, and the productive cooperation which has been developed on this basis has potential for expansion.

He expressed gratitude for the assistance provided to Armenia as part of JICA and noted that the implemented joint projects are contributing to the development of the Armenian-Japanese ties in various sectors.

Hasegawa thanked for the meeting and conveyed Abe’s greetings and good wishes to Pashinyan on the occasion of the ongoing reforms in the direction of developing democracy in Armenia. He said that the Government of Japan is interested in deepening relations with Armenia and is ready to discuss prospects of further developing bilateral partnership.

The sides exchanged ideas around the process of infrastructure development programs in a number of sectors as well as prospects of deepening ties in education, tourism and humanitarian sectors.

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Pashinyan reiterated his invitation addressed to Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to visit Armenia, noting that he would be happy to host his Japanese colleague and discuss prospects of the productive partnership between Armenia and Japan.


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