YEREVAN, November 13. /ARKA/. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan invited French President Francois Hollande to visit Armenia in 2013, Armenia’s Public Television reports.
Hollande accepted the invitation.
The Armenian president’s press office says that the two presidents pointed out the necessity to maintain Armenia-France high-level dialogue, to expand France’s economic presence in Armenia and to enlarge trade between the two countries.
Hollande said Monday at a briefing after he met Sargsyan in Paris that the ties between French and Armenian nations have a centuries-old history that contains also tragic moments.
He said that the two countries have done whatever necessary, especially within the past two decades, after establishment of diplomatic relations, to make the cooperation not only warm, but also practical.
The Armenian president is also set to meet French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, French Parliament Claude Bartolone and Senate Speaker Jean-Pierre Bel as part of his three-day official visit to France.
He will travel to Lyons to meet Senator Gerard Collomb, the city mayor.
Sargsyan will also meet with businessmen in Rhône-Alpes, one of the France’s largest industrial regions. -0--