On August 19, the Vice President of the RA National Assembly Ishkhan Saghatelyan met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Armenia Fan Yong.
Welcoming the guest in the RA National Assembly, Ishkhan Saghatelyan has noted that Armenia considers China as a friendly country: “During the last 30 years more than 40 agreements, more than one memoranda have been signed between Armenia and China, which serve as a good opportunity for cooperation between two countries.”
Congratulating Saghatelyan on being elected Deputy Speaker of Parliament, the Ambassador Fan Yong has stated that Armenia and China have diplomatic ties and has expressed conviction that those ties will still continue for a long time. “There is more than 1000-year history of cooperation between our two countries, and the archaeological excavations are the evidence of it,”, the Ambassador said.
During the meeting the issue of security and stability in the region was highlighted.
“The issue of security is the greatest problem in our country, the enemy has penetrated into the self-sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia in two directions. The passive posture of the international community towards the actions of Azerbaijan is surprising for us,” the NA Deputy Speaker stressed.
The Ambassador has mentioned that the position of China regarding the issue is the same: the problems should be solved by peaceful means - through negotiations and dialogues, stressing that they support the preservation of Armenia’s territorial integrity.
According to the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Armenia evaluated the balanced position of China on the problem: “The peace and the stability of the region should not be at the cost of territorial integrity. Certainly, we are for stability, peace and the solution of the issues through negotiation. Unfortunately, the opposite side has other idea.”
The interlocutors also touched upon the agenda of bilateral relations and the issues concerning its further expansion.