Poland supports Armenia in democratic reforms, FM says
Poland supports Armenia's efforts towards modernisation and democratic reform, Poland's foreign minister said on Tuesday after talks with his Armenian counterpart.
Zbigniew Rau, who spoke with Warsaw-visiting Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan earlier on Tuesday, said the talks focused on bilateral relations.
"We support Armenia on its difficult path to modernisation and democratic reform," Rau said after the meeting. He added that Poland was willing to share its experience in political and economic transformation with Armenia.
Rau said Poland and Armenia have been bound by "very good relations over history," and reminded that an Armenian minority has been settled in Poland for over 650 years. He noted, however, that economic ties between the two countries could be stepped up. Rau also stressed the need for more cooperation between the Polish and Armenian parliaments.
Rau also mentioned the purchase by the Polish Stock Exchange of a majority share in the Armenian exchange, and voiced hope that the deal attracts more foreign investment to Armenia.
In Warsaw Mirzoyan was also scheduled to speak with the heads of Poland's two parliamentary houses, the Sejm and Senate.