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Armenian president, PM meet with visiting Chinese FM

02-18-2011 09:28 BJT

YEREVAN, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- The president and prime minister of the Republic of Armenia on Thursday met with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi.

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan (1st R) meets with Chinese Foreign Minister
Yang Jiechi (2nd L) in Yerevan, Armenia, Feb. 17, 2011. (Xinhua/Yi Gaochao)

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan told the Chinese visitor that his country is interested in expanding China's participation in regional economic cooperation and that he had expected Yang's visit to give the development of Armenian-Chinese relations a fresh impetus.

"For China, Armenia is a friendly country and a reliable partner," said the Chinese foreign minister. "We are ready to support your economy and expand cooperation in various spheres having a big potential."

During their meeting, the Armenian prime minister and the Chinese foreign minister stressed further development of bilateral economic ties. They agreed that the next sitting of the Armenian- Chinese inter-governmental committee would be held in Yerevan.

Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan and Yang agreed that further cooperation could be forged in such areas as infrastructure, agriculture, telecommunications and trade.


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