Deputy Director General Katarína Mathernová visited Armenia
03/08/2018 - 13:52
On 19 July Katarína Mathernová, the Deputy Director General (DDG) for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations at the European Commission paid a three-day visit to Armenia.
On 19 July Katarína Mathernová, the Deputy Director General (DDG) for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations at the European Commission paid a three-day visit to Armenia. It was an important milestone in the EU-Armenia relations as it was the first high-level visit by the European Commission to the country since the new Government took office. During her working visit, the Deputy Director-General gave with a press conference and answered different questions on important issues: ‘We are very much looking forward to supporting the implementation of EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA). We are also very excited about the direction the new Government has outlined in its reform plan and we stand ready to support the Government, civil society and the citizens in this new direction with the means we have available. The timing of this visit is very fortuitous as the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, was in Brussels last week for the NATO Summit and held meetings with the EU officials. I thought this would be on occasion to continue the discussions with the Government’.