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The Prime Minister receives the European Commissioner for Trade


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Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received European Commissioner for Trade, Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis.

The Prime Minister welcomed the latter's visit to Armenia and expressed satisfaction with the level of Armenia-EU cooperation. Nikol Pashinyan emphasized the importance of the Armenia-EU-US high-level meeting held in Brussels on April 5 and the effective implementation of the agreements reached. The Prime Minister informed that the Armenian government today accepted the program of state support for access to housing for people forcibly displaced from Nagorno Karabakh and emphasized the need for EU assistance in its implementation.

The European Commissioner for Trade noted that based on the results of the tripartite meeting in Brussels, the EU will continue to contribute to the economic development of Armenia, including in the directions of energy, infrastructure, diversification of markets, introduction of standards, improvement of the business environment and so on. Valdis Dombrovskis added that the priorities of economic and investment programs are being developed with Armenian partners.

The interlocutors also referred to the border demarcation process between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the "Crossroads of Peace" project of the Armenian government aimed at unblocking regional transport infrastructures and its principles, which were agreed upon on July 15, 2023 in Brussels at the tripartite meeting of the Prime Minister of Armenia, the President of the European Council and the President of Azerbaijan.

The sides exchanged ideas on ensuring regional security and stability. In that context, the activity of the EU civilian mission in Armenia was highlighted.

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