Armenian FM, EU Commissioner hail progress in bilateral relations

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian received EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Štefan Füle.

Greeting the guest, Minister Nalbandian noted that serious progress has been registered in the Armenia-EU relations over the past years. He expressed gratitude for EU’s continuous support to the reforms in Armenia.

The interlocutors discussed issues related to the negotiation process within the framework of the Eastern Partnership.

Commissioner Füle hailed the positive developments in the Armenia-EU relations, underlining that Armenia is one of the forerunners of the Eastern Partnership Program and reiterated the EU commitment to maintain the support to the process of reforms.

Štefan Füle voiced hope that the Association Agreement and the Agreement on Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area would be pre-signed during the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius.

The parties stressed the importance of ratification of the visa facilitation and readmission agreements.

In the context of the Armenian presidency of the CoE Committee of Ministers, the interlocutors attached importance to the cooperation between the European Union and the Council of Europe.

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