Federica Mogherini to Nikol Pashinyan: “The European Union is ready to continue supporting the democratic reforms in Armenia.”
As part of his official visit to Brussels, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today met with Federica Mogherini, Vice-President of the European Commission and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
Welcoming the Prime Minister’s visit to Brussels, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy stressed the importance of closer cooperation with Armenia. She reaffirmed the European Union’s willingness to continue supporting the democratic reforms in Armenia aimed at strengthening the rule of law, protecting human rights, combating corruption, promoting economic progress, etc.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan noted that the European Union is a reliable partner for Armenia. He emphasized that the political changes in our country have strengthened the ties between Armenia and the European Union, which share the same values. The Premier said that Armenia and the European Union boast a high-level political dialogue as evidenced by reciprocated top-level visits. Nikol Pashinyan added that his government is eager to develop effective cooperation in all areas of mutual interest.
The parties discussed issues related to the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement, visa liberalization, EU assistance to the reforms initiated by the Armenian government and the agenda of bilateral cooperation.
Nikol Pashinyan and Federica Mogherini exchanged views on regional issues and discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement process. The interlocutors stressed the importance of a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the framework of the international mandate given to the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs.