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Participants of the Vilnius Summit welcome the agreement between Armenia, Azerbaijan to advance Karabakh talks

The participants of the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius adopted a joint declaration today.

“The EU and Armenia have today reconfirmed their commitment to further develop and strengthen their cooperation in all areas of mutual interest within the Eastern Partnership framework, stressing the importance of reviewing and updating the existing basis of their relations,” the declaration reads.

The Summit participants reaffirm the sovereign right of each partner freely to choose the level of ambition and the goals to which it aspires in its relations with the European Union.

The participants of the Vilnius Summit welcome the conclusion of the Visa Facilitation and Readmission Agreements with the Republic of Armenia and look forward to their effective implementation. They look forward to the next steps towards increased mobility between the EU and Armenia.

They also take note of the readiness of Armenia to start negotiations on a Common Aviation Area Agreement. All these Agreements make a concrete contribution to the Eastern Partnership’s goal of bringing the EU and its partners closer together.

The participants of the Summit welcome the recent meeting in Vienna between the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan with the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group and the Presidents’ agreement to advance the negotiations toward a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The participants of the Vilnius Summit stress the importance of a swift signature and entry into force of the Common Aviation Area Agreement with Ukraine, look forward to the next steps in the aviation negotiations with Azerbaijan and look forward to the start of similar negotiations with Armenia.

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