The European Union became our main partner in reform agenda, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said during his meeting with EU Commissioner for Budget and Administration Johannes Hahn.
“We are now at the implementation stage of judiciary reform and anti-corruption strategy,” Pashinyan said and stressed importance of EU’s advisory and political support in this respect.
Johannes Hahn, in turn, mentioned that the EU will consider budget for the EU Neighborhood, which plays an important role.
“We have to see how to maximize the financial opportunities in the future, there are a lot of possibilities there,” he said.
The EU Commissioner added that the sides had discussed holding EU-Armenia investment forum and it would materialize.
“I think it is a very good opportunity to present your country. We have experience of these kind of forums that we've organized and I am extremely optimistic about it,” he added.
As for the reforms, Hahn believes this process gives a kind of reassurance to potential partners that Armenia is an excellent hub for doing business in the region.
The EU would be very interested to hear reform efforts in the economic sector as well, the Commissioner added.