Armenia’s Acting FM, EU High Representative meet in New York

Armenia’s Acting Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian met with EU High Representatives for Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The EU High Representative congratulated Edward Nalbandian on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s independence, underlining that the EU will maintain support for the ongoing reforms in the country.

Federica Mogherini welcomed the agreement between the authorities and opposition on the new Electoral Code, noting that it was an important step ahead of the parliamentary elections expected next year.

The parties hailed the effective interim negotiations on a new Armenia-EU Framework Agreement held in Brussels on September 19.

The interlocutors exchanged views on the ongoing negotiations on political dialogue and trade issues.

Edward Nalabndian presented the agreements reached at the Vienna and St. Petersburg summits, noting that Azerbaijan has been refusing to implement them up until now.

Federica Mogherini reiterated the full support of the European Union to the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs towards finding a peaceful resolution to the issue.

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