YEREVAN, October 16. / ARKA /. The European Union and Europeans are well-disposed towards Armenia and understand the exceptionality of its situation, said Peter Mares, a special envoy of the Czech foreign ministry on the Eastern Partnership Program.
"The atmosphere in Brussels and European capitals is very benevolent and friendly towards Armenia, the people are well aware of the uniqueness of your situation, and the general line is that we need to keep Armenia next to us. However, the relations can not be brought back to what they had been, (before Armenia’s decision to join the Russian-led Customs Union), “ he said in Yerevan on Wednesday at the opening of a conference that is looking into four years of close cooperation between Armenia and EU and its outcome and challenges.
According to Mares, the EU is now trying to analyze the situation, and almost every day there are meetings devoted to Armenia.
"We have not come yet to a final conclusion, but we are sure of one thing- this is not a normal development. We can not pretend that nothing has happened. You have made a serious decision, and the ball is now on our side of the field, and we have not yet worked out how to play this ball back," he said.
The conference has been organized by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Armenia and the Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation. .-0-