There are still 10 countries to ratify the Armenia-EU agreement, and they’re going to, there is no political impediment to that, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said in an interview with the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
“It’s just a domestic procedure. In fact, we already have 80 percent of all the provisions in the implementation phase. We have coordinated and agreed to the roadmap for implementation and the implementation is underway,” he said.
Mnatsakanyan emphasized that Europe has been a consistent, continuous participant in Armenia’s development agenda—in the development of its institutions, in the development of the state, and in the development of its economy.
“Since the Velvet Revolution in 2018, we have been in very intensive and extensive political and economic engagement with the EU. As part of this process, we would like to see a visa liberalization dialogue with the EU that will lead to an agreement,” he added.
Armenia’s Foreign Minister said that the Armenia-European Union Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) provides for regulatory approximation between Armenia and the EU and enhanced trade and investment.
“Therefore, the CEPA is an instrument for us to further upgrade our regulations on norms or standards, which can contribute to an essential framework for the development of our nation,” he added.