On March 6 in
At the conclusion of the meeting, the President of
Statement by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan especially said:
”Thank you, Mr. President and allow to once again express my satisfaction with today’s meeting. I would also like to once again congratulate you publicly on your reelection as President of the European Council and express confidence that during your tenure our relations with the EU Council will register new success.
The agenda of our today’s meeting has been pretty full, which testifies to the dynamic nature of our relations.
We have discussed today with Mr. Rompuy issues related to Armenia-EU cooperation and spoke about our future actions. We stressed the importance of quite good developments currently present in the relations between
We have also touched upon the process of the wide-range reforms which are conducted in accordance with the European standards and reiterated that these reforms constitute part of our general agenda with the EU.
We also underscored that progress registered in our negotiations on the Association Agreement testifies to the common approaches and understanding of the parties on the fundamental issues. We have noted with satisfaction that in the nearest future we will launch negotiations with EU on the creation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Zone. We have also highlighted the importance of the negotiations on visa facilitation with the EU countries which kicked off quite recently in
We have also spoken about recommendations pertinent to the
Particularly gratifying are recommendations related to the NK conflict. They once again reiterate the fact that positions of
With Mr. Rompuy we spoke also about cooperation in the area of human rights which in recent years has become rather active.
Meetings in the framework of the Armenia-EU dialogue on human rights have already taken place three times, which, in mutual assessment, have been conducted in an open and constructive atmosphere.
Such mechanism is providing a reciprocal opportunity to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern, as well as to discuss prospects of concrete cooperation in the area of protection of human rights.
We have also spoken about the upcoming parliamentary elections in