In the framework of his working visit to the Kingdom of Belgium, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan met with the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, press service of Armenian President informs.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Presidents of Armenia and European Commission gave a joint press conference for the representatives of mass media.
On the end of the meeting Armenian President released a statement. He especially said:
”Mr. President, I am glad to see you again and appreciate the opportunity to discuss issues of the Armenia-EU agenda. Very important developments have taken place since our last meeting which allowing
I would like to note from the very beginning that our approaches and positions on all issues of our agenda completely coincide.
At the same time, I am happy to affirm that today our relations develop upward. Recently, relations between
We have underscored with mutual satisfaction considerable progress achieved in the negotiations on the Armenia-EU Association Agreement. It will elevate our relations in the legal field to a new level and will set precise guidelines for a close cooperation in the areas of security policy, democracy, economic integration, human rights, energy and others.
Another milestone of our mutual success is the unanimous decision of all EU member states to launch negotiations on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Zone, which also speaks of the efficiency of the steps undertaken by the Armenian Government on that direction. The European Union is
We stressed the importance of the start of the negotiations on the agreement for visa regime facilitation with the EU countries which kicked off February 27 in
At the moment, the main elements of our political dialogue with EU are our internal reforms and synchronization with the European agenda for acting as a one entity. We are resolute to go on with the deep and comprehensive reforms in
We welcome and share European Union’s “more assistance for more reforms” principle. In developing certain programs for the implementation of the reforms, we are guided by that very principle. I have also expressed my gratitude to the European Union for the continuous support provided to
At our meeting, we have also touched upon the parliamentary elections to be held in
We have also discussed a number of regional issues. I presented to Mr. Barroso the current stage of the NK peace process. The Armenian side sees no alternative to the resolution of the conflict through the peaceful negotiations in the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group. Regardless of the electoral processes in