Armenia and India still have a lot to do to realize the untapped potential of bilateral cooperation in various fields.
YEREVAN, 15 Aug – Yerevan is ready to bring the Armenian-Indian cooperation to a qualitatively new level for the benefit of the two countries and peoples. This was announced at a reception on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Independence Day of this country by acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Armen Grigoryan.
He noted that relations between the Armenian and Indian peoples are rooted in the depths of millennia.They became more active in the 17-19th centuries, when numerous Armenian communities were formed in a number of large cities of India, which played an important role in the social, political, economic and cultural life of the country.
Grigoryan stressed that since the establishment of diplomatic relations, Armenia and India have managed to turn centuries-old friendly relations into a close interstate partnership based on mutual respect and trust.
He noted with regret that due to the pandemic and the war in Karabakh, many projects remained unfulfilled.
“It is obvious that we still have a lot to do to realize the untapped potential of bilateral cooperation in the political, military, economic, business, cultural and educational spheres,” Grigoryan said.
Minister stressed that Armenia has always supported India in the Jammu and Kashmir issue.Our country also highly appreciates the address statements of the Indian authorities in connection with the war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh, the attraction of foreign fighters to the region, as well as the encroachment on the borders of Armenia.
Grigoryan pointed to the activation of the Armenian-Indian intergovernmental commission and the holding of a business forum in the near future.Promising, he said, is cooperation between the two countries in the field of information technology, defense, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, tourism, education, culture and others.
In addition, Armenia is closely following the active participation of India in the project of the North-South international transport corridor and its plans for the development of the Chabahar port.
Grigoryan noted that there is a lot in common between the two peoples – first of all, human potential – hard work, dedication, talent for creative innovation, as well as commitment to preserving a rich history, cultural heritage and value system.
Official Yerevan is determined to bring bilateral cooperation to a qualitatively new level for the benefit of both countries and peoples.