Armenia-Germany relations discussed in Munich

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 7 February 2009 14:22 (UTC +04:00)

The President of the Republic of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, had a meeting with the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel. The Chancellor was interested in the process of settlement of the Karabakh conflict, the development of Armenian-Turkish relations, Russia's role and Armenian-Russian relations, particularly in the context of the latest developments, reported Public Radio of Armenia.

The diplomatic relations between Armenia and Germany have a history of about 17 years. The political contacts between the two countries got particularly active over the past years, when a number of high-level visits took place. Today the Armenian-German relations are reinforced by 29 agreements, another five are in the stage of elaboration.

The Armenian-German Intergovernmental Commission on Financial and Technical Cooperation has been functioning for a long time. Germany has invested $241 billion 924 thousand into Armenian economy as a result of this cooperation. Thus, Germany is the second donor country for Armenia after the United States.

During the meeting with the German Chancellor President Sargsyan expressed hope that even under the conditions of unfavorable situation in the world, our countries will manage to ensure the continuousness of the Armenian-Germen programs, which are targeted at development and are of vital importance for Armenia's economy and the public sector.