YEREVAN, February 6. / ARKA /. Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan received today an EU Advisory Group delegation, led by Head of EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea. The government press service reported.
The Group members briefed the premier on the developments relevant to the EU-Armenia deep and comprehensive free trade zone arrangement. Pointing to the progress made in this area, Traian Hristea advised that the 4th round of talks is currently being held at Brussels. He stressed that after the signing of the Association Agreement, Armenia will enjoy a status of associate member that will open up new opportunities before our country to be followed by an updated cooperation agenda. The parties went on to discuss joint action in the field of justice, human rights, food security etc.
”I would like to thank you for the work done so far, which is very important to us. Should you see any bottlenecks on the way to reforms, please do not hesitate to contact me so that we would not miss the opportunity to benefit from your advice,” the Prime Minister said.
Traian Hristea once again pointed out that the EU is ready to continue assisting Armenia in different areas of the reform process.
Negotiations on the Association Agreement Armenia-EU started on June 19, 2010 in Yerevan. The upcoming agreement will substitute the agreement on partnership and cooperation and is aimed at strengthening the relations between Armenia and the European Union in different spheres, particularly in the sphere of foreign policy, democracy, economic integration, movement of people and energy. -0-