Armenia ready to develop partnership with EU and avoid contradiction with membership in Customs Union
YEREVAN, September 6. /ARKA/. Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, who is on a working visit in Brussels, had a meeting with Stefan Fule, European Commissioner on Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy.
Minister Nalbandian reiterated Armenia’s readiness to continue the broad cooperation with the European Union on mobility, enhancement of the reform process, good governance, democracy, human rights, multisectoral economic cooperation and in other areas, underlining the will of Armenia to develop close partnership as much as it is appropriate for the EU and so that it would not contradict Armenia’s membership to the Customs Union, the press office of the foreign ministry reported.
Nalbandian and Fule agreed to continue intensive consultations between Armenia and the European Union.
Tuesday, after the negotiations between Armenia’s and Russia’s presidents were over, a statement was made saying Armenia intends to enter the Customs Union and participate later in formation of the Eurasian Economic Union.
Minister Nalbandian and Commissioner Fule discussed preparations for the Eastern Partnership informal Foreign Ministerial meeting to be held in Yerevan on September 12-13, ahead of the Vilnius Summit in November 2013. –0--