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Nikol Pashinyan, Charles Michel discuss wide range of EU-Armenia cooperation-related issues


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Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has arrived in Brussels on a working visit. The head of the Armenian government first met with European Council President Charles Michel. After a formal photo session, the Prime Minister of Armenia and the President of the European Council discussed a wide range of issues related to EU-Armenia cooperation. The meeting focused on the reform process underway in Armenia.

Welcoming Nikol Pashinyan’s visit, Charles Michel said it was a good opportunity to discuss cooperation prospects, including the effective implementation of democratic reforms in Armenia.

Prime Minister Pashinyan appreciated EU’s support of the reforms being implemented in Armenia and expressed confidence that the EU-Armenia interaction will continue to develop effectively during Charles Michel’s tenure as President of the European Council.

“The European Union is our key partner in advancing the reforms; we have felt EU’s backing all the way through the reform process,” Nikol Pashinyan said.

The parties expressed readiness to further develop the EU-Armenia cooperation, including trade and economic relations. The President of the European Council hailed the Armenian Government’s ambitious reform agenda and went on to assure that the European Union will continue to actively cooperate and assist our country with the implementation of democratic transformations, including judicial and legal reforms.

Nikol Pashinyan and Charles Michel exchanged views on their expectations from the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit, due to be held in Brussels this June.

Prime Minister Pashinyan stressed that his government will be consistent in developing and strengthening democracy in Armenia, protecting human rights and enforcing the rule of law.

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