Pashinyan and Mogherini Meet in Brussels; Stress Importance of Expanding Armenia-EU Relations

Hetq-am - 12/07/2018  

During his meeting today in Brussels with Federica Mogherini, Vice-President of the European Commission / EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that the new Armenian government is pursuing a policy of upward democratic development in a bid to ensure the rule of law, protect human rights and build a competitive and business-friendly environment.

An Armenian government press release says that Pashinyan stressed the importance of European Union’s advisory and financial assistance for the ongoing democratic reforms in Armenia. Welcoming Armenia’s peaceful democratic changes, Federica Mogherini noted, “You can rely on us on the way to implementing the radical reforms initiated by you, which seek to enforce the rule of law, combat corruption, protect human rights and so on. I am confident that our cooperation is in for a bright future; we stand ready to support the reforms implemented in your country.”

The parties stressed the importance of expanding EU-Armenia cooperation and successfully implementing the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA). Nikol Pashinyan and Federica Mogherini touched upon the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the peaceful settlement of which, according to the High Representative, remains one of the priorities of the European Union.