YEREVAN, March 21. / ARKA /. Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan met March 20 with several representatives of the European Parliament, European Commission’s Office of External Affairs, other European and international organizations, as well as non-governmental organizations at the headquarters of the European Friends of Armenia NGO in Brussels, Belgium, the government press office reported.
It said the Prime Minister traveled to Belgium to attend the Summit of the European’s People’s Party (EPP).
In the context of EU-Armenia relationship, Tigran Sargsyan reiterated the political stance of the Armenian authorities, which states that in its external relations, Armenia is abiding by a doctrine aimed at balanced improvement of relations with all partners, not at the expense of one another.
Tigran Sargsyan noted that the “either-or” principle is unacceptable to Armenia, and the most acceptable approach is to build relationship on the principle of complementarities.
RFE/RL quoted Sargsyan as saying that Armenia and the European Union may sign a new large political agreement.
Sagsyan emphasized the fact that all European friends of Armenia understand and share its position, decisions and arguments.
The premier said that the agreement would take into account the achievements recorded in the course of implementation of previous agreements and those programs by which Armenia has laid the foundations and created institutions due to the EU financial support.
He said the new strategy is being developed based on this with the focus on how to broaden and deepen Armenia’s relationship with the EU. He said in this sense there is full understanding between the parties.-0-