India, Armenia hold ninth round of Foreign Office Consultations

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New Delhi, (UNI): India and Armenia held the ninth round of their Foreign Office Consultations in virtual format today, during which the two sides held discussions on bilateral cooperation in the political, economic, commercial and defence spheres.

The Indian side at the talks was led by Reenat Sandhu, Secretary (West) in the MEA, and the Armenian side was led by Mnatsakan Safaryan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.

The two sides also held talks on  development partnership, capacity building, consular matters and cultural cooperation. They also reviewed the implementation of decisions taken during the first-ever visit of External Affairs Minister to the landlocked country in the Caucasian region in October 2021, an official statement said.

The sides exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual interest and agreed to strengthen cooperation in the UN and multilateral fora.

The talks were held in a friendly and cordial atmosphere. Both sides agreed to hold the next consultations at a mutually convenient date.

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