S. Sargsyan met Japanese Speaker of the House of Representative

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, who is conducting an official visit to Japan, met with the Speaker of the House of Representative of Japan Takahiro Yokomichi. Press service of Armenian President informs about this. The interlocutors conveyed mutual congratulations on the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Japan and noted with satisfaction that in the last twenty years the Armenian-Japanese relations have been developing dynamically. The Speaker of the House of Representative of Japan expressed hope that the official visit of President Sargsyan will give a new impetus to the further development of the political and economic relations of the two countries, deepening cooperation and strengthening of the inter-parliamentary ties. 

Takahiro Yokomichi expressed gratitude to the President of Armenia for his visit to the disaster affected zone, for meeting with the residents as well as for the words of sympathy and support. He said thatJapandidn’t forget assistance provided byArmeniaright after the 2011 disaster and expressed gratitude to the Armenian people who also went through a similar calamity. 

President Serzh Sargsyan underscored thatArmeniais interested in deepening its relations withJapanand thanked for the considerable technical and other kind of assistance provided toArmeniabyJapanfrom day one of our independence and aimed at the social and technical development of our country. 

The President of Armenia and Mr. Takahiro Yokomichi stressed also the importance of Armenian-Japanese cooperation in the framework of international organizations. 

They expressed confidence that after the creation in the newly elected Parliament of Armenia of the Armenian-Japanese Friendship Group, the interparliamentary ties of the two countries will become even stronger. 

At the conclusion of the meeting, the President of Armenia toured the Parliament and visited the Assembly Hall. 

In Tokyo, Serzh Sargsyan visited today also the Toshiba Museum of Science, where he was introduced to over 130 year-long history of the renowned Toshiba Company, its activities, the entire collection of its products, perspective and modern technologies of the Company. 

Today, in the framework of his official visit, President Serzh Sargsyan will meet with the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Yoshihiko Noda.

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