PM Pashinyan meets with Croatian PM during Munich Security Conference

PM Pashinyan meets with Croatian PM during Munich Security Conference

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with Croatian Prime Minister Andrei Plenkovic within the framework of the Munich Security Conference.

PM Pashinyan said that the recent visit by the Croatian Foreign Minister to Armenia has “historic significance”, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a read-out.

PM Pashinyan expressed hope that the meeting with PM Plenkovic will intensify the development and strengthening of the Armenian-Croatian relations.

Croatian Prime Minister Andrei Plenkovic said that his government is also interested in enhancing partnership with Armenia in various sectors.

PM Pashinyan and PM Plenkovic also discussed the current situation in South Caucasus and the developments around Nagorno Karabakh.

Prime Minister Pashinyan said that the illegal blockade of the Lachin corridor by Azerbaijan caused a humanitarian crisis in Nagorno Karabakh, and that Azerbaijan has also blocked electricity supply to Nagorno Karabakh for over a month now, and serious problems related with gas supply exist. PM Pashinyan noted that this is causing not only a humanitarian but also an environmental crisis. The Armenian Prime Minister attached importance to the targeted and consistent reaction by the international community for the solution of the issue. The EU civilian mission in Armenia was also discussed and the importance of strengthening stability and peace in the region was emphasized.

Prime Minister Pashinyan invited the Croatian Prime Minister to pay an official visit to Armenia, and the invitation was gladly accepted.