ArmInfo. Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan on November 10 received Chairman of Congress on Local and Regional authorities of the Council of Europe Gudrun Mosler-Tornstrom .
According to the press service of the Government, Karen Karapetyan stressed the importance of the visit of the Head of Local and Regional Authorities of CE to Armenia and participation to the events dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the local self-government bodies of the republic.
According to the Prime Minister, Armenia highly appreciates cooperation with the CE and actively is involved in the activities of statutory and consultative bodies of the Council of Europe, including the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Organization.
In his turn, Gudrun Mosler-Tornstrom found effective cooperation with the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, noting that Armenia is a reliable partner of the organization. According to her, productive discussions were held with the Minister of Territorial Administration and Development of the Republic of Armenia David Lokyan and she was acquainted with the ongoing reforms in the sphere. Gudrun Mosler-Tornstrom expressed readiness to continue assistance to this process in Armenia.
There was also an exchange of views on strengthening democracy at the local level. The Prime Minister presented the logic of the reforms carried out in the sphere of OMS, the purpose of which is to change the way of thinking of state authorities in the field, as well as to increase their role and to form a more stable link in decision-making.