Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and European People’s Party President (EPP) Joseph Dole discussed the perspectives of development of Armenia-EU relations as they met at EPP Headquarters in Brussels today.
The interlocutors referred to the process of ongoing reforms in Armenia, including the transit to a new system of governance after the Constitutional changes, the steps towards future development and reinforcement of democratic institutions, preparations for the parliamentary elections scheduled for April 2.
Serzh Sargsyan and Joseph Dole discussed Armenia’s cooperation with EPP partners on the international arena, issues related to common issues and challenges. They also exchanged views on the reinforcement of inter-party relations.
President Sargsyan attached importance to the continuous deepening of cooperation between the European People’s Party and the Republican Party of Armenia and expressed gratitude for the willingness to support Armenia and RPA and for the practical assistance.
Serzh Sargsyan briefed Joseph Dole on the Armenian approaches towards the settlement of the Karabakh conflict, the situation at the line of contact between Artsakh and Azerbaijan, the periodic violations of the ceasefire regime by Azerbaijan, its provocative actions and the escalation of tension.
Noting that the Karabakh issue remains a most serious challenge for both regional and European security, President Sargsyan underlined that Armenia and the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries see no alternative to a peaceful resolution. “Unlike Azerbaijan, we are unwilling to see the region engaged in the nightmare of war once again,” he said.
Serzh Sargsyan reiterated that “Armenia will spare no effort to reach an exceptionally peaceful solution.”