EU determined to continue deep cooperation with Armenia

Hasmik Dilanyan

The 14th sitting of the Armenia-EU Cooperation Committee kicked off in Yerevan today. Gunar Wiegand, Director for Russia, Eastern Partnership, Central Asia, Regional Cooperation and OSCE at the European External Action Service, participated in the meeting. “We are resolute to continue the deep cooperation with Armenia, but we should take into consideration the recent decision to join the Customs Union, as well,” he told reporters.

“Ahead of the Vilnius summit we’ll discuss issues ranging from political reforms to economic cooperation, as well as questions connected with Armenia’s membership in the Customs Union,” he said.

The European official said the negotiations on the further development of relations will continue after the Vilnius summit, as well.

Will Armenia sign any document in Vilnius? “We hope to sign a document that will determine the framework of future Armenia-RU cooperation,” Armenian Minister of Economy Vahram Avanesyan said, adding, however, that he does not know how the document will be called, as the negotiations are still in progress.

The Minister said the document will encompass all issues, including economic ones. “We can say that the relations between Armenia and the European Union are on a high level,” the Minister said.

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