Talks on new EU-Armenia Framework Agreement to be finalized in 2017: Piotr Switalski

The negotiations on a new Armenia-EU Framework Agreement are in a final stage, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Switalski told a press conference in Yerevan. He hpes that the 2017 will bring the new Framework Agreement into reality.

“By the EU standards the pace of negotiations on a new Armenia-EU Framework Agreement has been very fast and very constructive. Normally, negotiations on bilateral  on similar bilateral agreements take more time,” Piotr Switalski said.

He said there are issues that are still open, but there is no doubt they will be settled within a reasonable period of time.

He said “the issues are related to the new circumstances that emerged after 2013, after the aborted agreement on Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), Artmenia’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union, as well as other developments, even on the EU side.”

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