YEREVAN. - The Armenian side is trying to attach greater importance to the security issues in the future agreement between Armenia and the European Union in contrast to the Association Agreement.
Polish Ambassador to Armenia Jerzy Marek Nowakowski told the aforementioned to Armenian News – NEWS.am correspondent today.
To the question on which are the key differences between future Armenia-EU agreement and Association Agreement, the Ambassador noted that the talks are still underway and it’s impossible to give precise answer to this question.
“Unlike the Association Agreement, this document includes certain provisions related to Armenia’s accession to other structures. And the document must be drawn out so that its provisions don’t contradict Armenia’s circumstances. On the other hand, I know that our Armenian friends are trying to underscore the importance of security issues [in this future agreement] more than in the Association Agreement. I don’t sit in the EU Commission, which conducts the talks, but I think this is one of the issues which will be discussed,” Mr Jerzy Marek Nowakowski stressed.
Referring to the supposed economic cooperation between Armenia and EU provided under the agreement, the Polish diplomat noted: “I think this part of the new agreement will be as close to creating free trade zone as possible, since agreement had earlier been reached on this. Of course, except for those restrictions which are implied by the obligations related to Armenia’s participation in other structures. I think it’s necessary to take the path of creating a free trade zone as soon as possible.”