The EU is ready to start talks with Armenia on a new agreement based on the developments we have had since 2013, i.e. the draft Association Agreement, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said in an interview with Russian Kommersant.
“The main difference will be the fact that Armenia is now a member of the Eurasian Economic Union. We’ll be looking for ways to ensure that Armenia’s commitments as an EEU member not contradict the development of relations with the European Union in certain areas,” he said.
The Minister said the EU provides all partners with an opportunity of visa liberalization. “We have certain progress with Armenia and Azerbaijan. We speak about facilitation, not liberalization of visa regime with Belarus, although the legal texts are not ready yet. If Armenia and Azerbaijan express the wish, I see no bases for denying them the opportunity,” Rinkevics said.