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State Secretary Dr Raščan at a meeting marking the 30th anniversary of Armenia's independence

State Secretary Dr Stanislav Raščan addressed the participants of a National Assembly meeting marking the 30th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia, underlining and welcoming the progress Armenia has made on its path towards European values and norms.

State Secretary Raščan extended his congratulations to the Armenian side on the milestone anniversary of the country's independence and the progress it has achieved over these last three decades. In this context, he laid particular emphasis on the conclusion of the CEPA Agreement, by which Armenia demonstrated its capacity for cooperation with both the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union.

The State Secretary went on to commend the excellent and friendly ties between the two countries and expressed his condolences for the victims of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. He apprised the participants of the celebratory meeting of Slovenia's willingness to contribute to the efforts for rehabilitation of children affected by the conflict and to provide them with psychosocial assistance.