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EU and Armenia to start negotiations for a new agreement

07/12/2015 - 00:00
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High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Edward Nalbandian, today launched negotiations for the new agreement between EU and Armenia. "Our shared common values and strong commitment to democracy, human rights, rule of law will be at the basis of the new agreement”, said Mogherini at the launch of the negotiations.

Federica Mogherini with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian

The future agreement should:

  • offer comprehensive framework covering political, economic and sectoral cooperation,
  • strengthen cooperation in areas such as energy, transport and environment sectors,
  • develop new opportunities for both sides' trade and investment,
  • increase mobility to the benefit of citizens, both in the EU and in Armenia.

The new agreement will turn the page following uncertainties created in 2013 when the negotiated EU-Armenia Association Agreement, including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, could not be completed following Armenia's decision to join the Eurasian Economic Union.

Links:

  • Press release : EU and Armenia launch negotiations for a new agreement
  • Fact Sheet : EU-Armenia Relations
  • Introductory remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the launching of negotiations for a new agreement between the EU and Armenia