EU ready to deepen relations with Armenia

The EU fully respects Armenia’s choice not to make use of the EU’s offer of an Association Agreement, and is ready to deepen relations by working together on a broad reform agenda that includes opening markets and advancing on democratic reforms, economic growth, regional integration, a better business-investment climate, and sustainable development. This was the message in Yerevan today from visiting President of the Euopean Council Donald Tusk.

 ”We have just successfully completed the first stage of discussions on a new, comprehensive bilateral agreement. In this agreement we have identified areas for future cooperation,” said Tusk, adding one important area of cooperation was to make it easier to travel between Armenia and the European Union.

He said he had discussed with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, saying recent developments were a cause for concern. “The peaceful resolution of this conflict remains a priority for the European Union,” he added.

21.07.2015

Source: EU Neighbourhood Info