The relations between Armenia and the EU are actively developing both in bilateral and multilateral formats, said Armenian Deputy FM Avet Adonts Wednesday at the parliament.
He recalled that the basis for the development of the bilateral relations agenda is SEPA, signed in 2017, the implementation of 80% of the provisions of which began in 2018.
According to Adonts, this document is a kind of constitution of relations between Yerevan and Brussels.
“The remaining 20% of the provisions of the deal will come into force after all EU member states have ratified SEPA. The ratification process has been completed in 22 EU member states; another five are close to completion. The other day, Austria must complete all necessary procedures,” he said.
Armenian government attaches importance to enhancing the role of civil society in the implementation of SEPA, which has been repeatedly mentioned, he said. The Deputy FM highlighted the importance of consultations with representatives of civil society that took place last year, and as a result, a roadmap for action was developed.
Avet Adonts also said that it is planned to begin the second stage of these consultations in the near future.