Armenia-EU cooperation committee thirteenth meeting to be held in Brussels

Armenia-EU cooperation committee thirteenth meeting to be held in Brussels

YEREVAN, October 8. /ARKA/. The thirteenth meeting of Armenia-EU Cooperation Committee will be held in Brussels on Monday, Armenia’s Ministry of Economy reports.

According to the source, the co-chairs of the meeting are Economy Minister of Armenia Tigran Davtyan and Head of Directorate of Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia at EU External Relations Directorate General Gunnar Wiegand.

“At the meeting, the sides will discuss the programs of Armenia and EU within European Neighborhood policy , as well as the issues related to signing the Association Agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area agreement,” the source states. 
The agenda also includes discussions over cooperation in transport and energy sectors, as well as issues related to human freedoms and rights, rule of law. 

Moreover, the parties will cover Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Armenian-Turkish relations, and EU aid programs. 

The free trade area talks between Armenia and EU Commission for Trade, made up of 27 member states, formally started on February 29. The agreement would entitle Armenia to diversify the export structure and enter the European market under the favorable conditions.
The EU has been negotiating an Association Agreement with Armenia since July 2010 in the framework of the Eastern Partnership and the European Neighborhood Policy. -0-

17:39 08.10.2012

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