EU CITIZENS’ VISA FREE TRAVEL TO ARMENIA IS NOW REALITY
Armenia’s National Assembly President Hovik Abrahamyan on January 9 met with the EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle.
In the course of the meeting the sides discussed the development perspectives of the RA-EU relations, highly appreciated the positive dynamics of the already recorded political dynamics and expressed readiness of keeping and continuing it by both sides.
It was noted that progress was recorded in the RA-EU negotiation process: in Association Agreement (AA) and creating and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), at the same time they expressed willingness of reaching to an end the negotiations in 2013, which would give new quality to Armenia-European Union relations.
The sides also touched upon the positive influence of that process on the RA economic and democratic inner reform procedure. They talked about ending the entry visa and readmission negotiation process and the need of quick ratification of the treaties. The fulfillment of those treaties was highlighted, which would pave a path to the liberalization of entry visas for the RA citizens.
Štefan Füle in his turn thanked for the decision of the RA Government, by which the EU citizens can enter into Armenia with getting visas.
The parties also emphasized the readiness of the RA authorities on holding free presidential elections in accordance with European standards.