Munich Security Conference – Armenia’s foreign policy praised by Russia, EU

Armenpress News Agency, Armenia
 Saturday


Munich Security Conference - Armenia's foreign policy praised by Russia, EU



YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 17, ARMENPRESS. Armenia’s experience of cooperation
with the EU and membership to the EEU has been praised during the
Munich Security Conference.

Armenia’s experience was hailed both by Russian and EU representatives.

During a panel discussion attended by Armenian President Serzh
Sargsyan, Konstantin Kosachev Chairman of the Committee on Foreign
Affairs of the Federation Council of Russia emphasized that Armenia’s
membership to the Eurasian Economic Union and signing of a new
agreement with the European Union is an excellent example on how
problems can be solved.

“This is a very good experience. Generally this is the first similar
experience”, Kosachev said.

He stressed that they are proud of Armenia, a country which was able
to record progress without creating problems for itself in terms of
cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union and the European Union.
Kosachev emphasized that the Eurasian Economic Union is a new
structure, which is developing and creating wide opportunities for
member states, and emphasized that he would be happy to see a better
cooperation between the EEU and the EU.

Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement
Negotiations of the European Union said that Armenia’s experience is a
good example – directions of cooperation must be agreed upon, if the
country has a cooperation agreement with another international
structure.

“Therefore not everything is possible. We must take into consideration
agreements with other partners as well. Therefore the agreement
between Armenia and the European Union differs from the free and
comprehensive trade agreement by its content. This all must be
analyzed. It took us 2 years to specify the directions where we can
cooperate”, Hahn said. The EU official also mentioned that they want
to cooperate with the EEU.

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