On March 28, the newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Shombi Sharp met with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Karen Karapetyan.
Congratulating Shombi Sharp on assuming his office, the Prime Minister expressed confidence that Mr. Sharp would contribute to the further development of bilateral cooperation. The Premier noted that close cooperation is developed with the UN Office in Armenia, a number of effective projects have been implemented and, at the same time, there are new prospective areas for joint work.
Karen Karapetyan introduced his government’s reform agenda, noting that Armenia has great potential for sustainable development, and the steps being taken at this stage are aimed to its fulfillment.
Shomby Sharp considered it an honor for him to assume the office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia. He assured that he would do his utmost to promote the United Nations’ successful involvement in Armenia’s development programs. Welcoming the reforms initiated by the Government of the Republic of Armenia, as well as the country’s growth indicators and macroeconomic performance, Mr. Sharp stressed that the United Nations is ready to support the ongoing reforms and investment programs in Armenia.
The UN Resident Coordinator also mentioned that he is glad to take his office in a year when Armenia is scheduled to host interesting and large-scale national and international events.
The parties exchanged views as well on the prospects of UNDP-Armenia cooperation. In this context, they touched upon the Armenia-2030 development agenda, attaching importance to close cooperation toward its implementation.