Armenia and EU initial Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement

Armenia and the European Union initialed the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement today.

From the Armenian side the document was signed by Armenia’s chief negotiator, Deputy Foreign Minister Garen Nazaryan and First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments Garegin Melkonyan.

Luc Devigne, Director of the EU Department for Russia, Eastern Partnership, the regional cooperation with Central Asia and the OSCE, and Petros Sourmelis, Head of Unit in the European Commission,  signed the document on behalf of the European Union.

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian welcomed the visit of the EU officials and noted that the document would open a new page in the relations between Armenia and the EU member states.

The Agreement to be signed later this year will reflect the depth, level and volume of relations between Armenia and the European Union, Minister Nalbandian said.

He added that “the document is a testament to the importance Armenia attaches to cooperation with the EU.”

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