Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with Federica Mogherini


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 On June 13, Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan within the framework of his working visit to Brussels, met with Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of European Union / Vice-President of the Commission.

Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Federica Mogherini discussed a wide range of questions related to the Armenia-EU agenda. The sides underlined that the second Armenia-EU Partnership Council is a good opportunity to sum up and evaluate the work done after the first Partnership Council and outline further steps to be undertaken within the Partnership framework.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia commended the consistency of the EU assistance to the Government’s agenda of reforms and development. The Foreign Minister emphasized the importance of launching EU visa liberalization dialogue, especially in the context of expanding people to people contacts.

The interlocutors also exchanged views on a number of issues on regional and international agenda.

Upon the request of the High Commissioner, Minister Mnatsakanyan presented the latest developments in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process. Minister Mnatsakanyan underscored the necessity of creating an environment conducive for the advancement of peace process and highlighted the unconditional preservation and consolidation of the ceasefire with this regards. Both sides highlighted the importance of confidence-building measures and the implementation of arrangements aimed at preparing populations for peace. Federica Mogherini reiterated the EU’s support to the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs’ efforts aimed at the peaceful settlement of the conflict.

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