YEREVAN. – Armenia’s ambassador to Lithuania, Tigran Mkrtchyan, on Thursday delivered an address at an international conference, entitled “The Eastern Partnership at 10 years: what has been already achieved, what lies ahead?” that was convened in Vilnius.

Mkrtchyan reflected on the prospects for cooperation with the European Union (EU)—and within the framework of its Eastern Partnership (EaP), and underscored the opportunities provided by the EU—especially by the EaP—in the implementation of reforms in Armenia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed Armenian

Highlighting the start of Armenia’s visa liberalization process with the EU, Ambassador Mkrtchyan expressed the hope that the reforms being implemented by Armenia will have a positive impact on this matter. He stressed that Lithuania and the other Baltic countries unequivocally support Armenia in this regard.  

Also, the Armenian diplomat presented the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) which Armenia and the EU have signed, and stressed the importance of this document’s ratification by all EU member states.

Romanian State Secretary Dănuț Neculăescu also addressed at the conference. In particular, he lauded the democratic processes that occurred in Armenia, as well as the reforms which the Armenian government is implementing.