YEREVAN, May 13. /ARKA/. Armenia has accomplished a great deal in complying with its CE commitments, Oleksandr Pavlyuk, the head of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan, said Tuesday at a news conference.
He said that periodical monitoring showed that the country is successfully implementing the CE Plan of Actions for 2012 – 2014.
The plan consists of more than 20 points. Promotion of free and just elections, implementation of judicial reforms, protection of media freedom and journalists’ education as well as struggle against corruption are among them.
Pavlyuk also singled out Justice Availability project, under which a school for lawyers had been opened in Armenia.
He added that cooperation between Armenia and the Council of Europe has considerably expanded in recent years and now continues deepening.
In his words, Armenia’s chairmanship in the CE ministerial committee in 2013 has made ties between the Council of Europe and Armenia closer.
The head of the CE Yerevan Office stressed that the Council will continue cooperating with Armenia and working out new projects aimed at human rights protection, development of democracy, consolidation of democratic forces in the country and support for reformation of Armenia’s justice institution.
The Council of Europe, which was established in 1949, has 47 member countries. Armenia became a CE full member on January 25, 2001. 0----