Yerevan: Ambassador Panajotović-Cvetković met with the President of Armenia
The Ambassador conveyed the congratulations of the President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, to President Khachaturian on taking office, wished him much success in his work, and thanked him for the congratulations he had extended to the President of Serbia on his re-election to the highest office.
The Ambassador said that she was honoured to be appointed the first resident ambassador of Serbia to Armenia, and pointed out that despite the pandemic and the events in the region, several significant results had been achieved in the previous period. She referred to the opening of the Serbian Embassy in Yerevan, the abolition of visas, the sending of humanitarian aid from Serbia to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the visit by the President of the National Assembly of Armenia – the current Foreign Affairs Minister Ararat Mirzoyan – to Serbia, the entry into force of the Free Trade Agreement between Serbia and the EAEU, including Armenia, etc.
The Ambassador emphasised the promising bilateral cooperation, development of political dialogue, economic cooperation, as well as cooperation in the field of culture, education, sports, within multilateral platforms.
Expressing gratitude for Armenia's support for the territorial integrity of Serbia, the Ambassador touched on the current situation regarding the dialogue between Belgrade and Priština, noting the need to form the Union of Serbian Municipalities.
President Khachaturian congratulated the Ambassador on the appointment and positively assessed existing bilateral relations, stressing the friendship between the two countries, cultural and historical ties between the peoples and numerous similarities, including the path to sustainable and democratic development. He said there was potential for improving relations, especially in the field of economy, tourism, information technology, pharmaceutical industry, sports, and other areas. In that sense, it was expected that the Serbian Embassy in Yerevan, as well as the planned opening of the diplomatic office of Armenia in Belgrade, would give a new impetus to the strengthening of diplomatic relations.
The President and the Ambassador discussed the current situation in the two countries, as well as events in the region.