YEREVAN. – Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan on Thursday received a delegation led by Katarína Mathernová, Deputy Director-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations at the European Commission.
Mnatsakanyan noted that Armenia attaches great importance to high-level political discourse and comprehensive framework of partnership with the European Union (EU), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia informed Armenian News-NEWS.am. The FM stressed that Armenia values the EU’s continued and consistent assistance to promoting the country’s development agenda, and strengthening its democratic institutions.
Both sides underscored the role of the Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) as key impetus for the development of Armenia’s relations with the EU and its member countries. The parties exchanged views also on the steps being taken toward the roadmap to implement CEPA.
In addition, Mnatsakanyan and Mathernová referred to the reforms being undertaken by the Armenian government, the foreign policy priorities of Armenia, as well as its views on topical international and regional matters.
And on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the EU Eastern Partnership (EaP) initiative, the interlocutors expressed a conviction that the EaP is a good platform that is based on shared values and principles in terms of developing and expanding interaction between the EU and six eastern partner countries.