Human Rights Defender of Armenia Arman Tatoyan today received the delegation led Head of Unit of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Eastern Partnership of the Directorate-General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission Vassilis Maragos.
The parties discussed the main directions for cooperation between Armenia and the European Union and underscored the promotion and protection of human rights, as well as judicial and legal reforms and reforms in migration and the fight against corruption.
Arman Tatoyan attached importance to the effective partnership of the Office of the Human Rights Defender, the European Union in Armenia and other EU institutions and highly appreciated the EU’s support to the operation of the Office of the Human Rights Defender in Armenia. He also attached importance to the ensuring of human rights in the migration sector and particularly stated the protection of the rights of persons seeking shelter, refugees and migrants, the reforms in the border patrol and rearmament of state border checkpoints.
The representatives of the EU delegation attached importance to the cooperation with the Office of the Human Rights Defender and the Ombudsman’s involvement in the reforms taking place in Armenia and expressed willingness to support implementation of the programs of the Office of the Human Rights Defender.