YEREVAN, March 12. / ARKA /. A meeting of the European Union’s committee’s subcommittee on human rights, security and justice will take place in Yerevan on March 29, justice minister Hrayr Tovmasyan said today at a cabinet session.
He said Armenia’s decision to join the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus has impacted only the economic cooperation between EU and Yerevan.
"In other areas, including justice, our cooperation continues and the subcommittee’s planned meeting in Yerevan is the evidence of it. Currently we are working to draw up the format of further cooperation between Armenia and the EU in the field of free trade ," he said.
Tovmasyan stressed that before September 3, when Armenia announced the decision to join the Russia-led trade bloc Yerevan and the EU had been negotiating a €20 million budget support for Armenian justice ministry. Later the EU pledged 28 million euro assistance to Armenia. -0-