Wednesday, 10 February 2021
Tigran Avinyan meets with Swedish Ambassador
On February 10, 2021, Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan received newly appointed Swedish Ambassador to Armenia Patrik Svensson.
Congratulating the Ambassador on the start of his diplomatic service in Armenia, the Deputy Premier wished him every success in promoting the Armenian-Swedish relations. Thankful for the reception, Ambassador Svensson noted that the accreditation of Sweden’s resident ambassador to Armenia may open up new opportunities in terms of expanding and deepening the ongoing cooperation between the two countries.
Taking the opportunity, Tigran Avinyan referred to Armenia’s democratic reforms and thanked Sweden for support. In addition to interaction at the bilateral level, the parties highlighted the ongoing cooperation in the framework of the Eastern Partnership and the furtherance of Armenia’s relations with the EU.
The interlocutors discussed security issues, including the situation established after the war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh, the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the need for immediate repatriation of Armenian POWs and captives.
The Deputy Prime Minister briefed the Ambassador on Armenia’s economic reform agenda. In this context, he stressed the importance of the Economic Response Program, which was adopted at last week’s Cabinet meeting. Tigran Avinyan hailed the active dialogue with Sweden in terms of attracting new investments, cooperating in the field of science and innovation, and developing high technologies. The importance of sustainable development-targeted programs was emphasized on both sides.
Reference was made to the public administration reform, and in particular, to the opportunities for cooperation in the field of digital services. The prospects for closer partnership in the field of healthcare were discussed during the meeting.