The President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, on Wednesday received the president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Shinichi Kitaoka.

First, Sargsyan expressed the hope that new projects and ideas aimed at Armenian-Japanese cooperation will be born as a result of the Japanese guest’s visit to Armenia, the press office of the President informed Armenian

Also, the president stated that bilateral relations have developed successfully over the course of the 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Japan.

Stressing that Japan continually assists in the sustainable economic development in Armenia, Sargsyan thanked the Japanese government and praised Japan’s contribution to Armenia’s development.

Subsequently, the Armenian President and the JICA chief spoke about the avenues for the development of collaboration in several domains, and expressed readiness to expand cooperation.

Kitaoka, for his part, spoke with great warmth about the Armenian civilization and culture, about which—in his words—he is well informed owing to his profession.