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Foreign policy

The foreign policy of the Republic of Armenia is aimed at strengthening the country’s external security, maintaining external favourable conditions for the development of the country, presenting the positions of Armenia оn the international scene, raising efficiency of protecting the interests of Armenia and its citizens abroad, deepening engagement in the international organizations and processes, strengthening cooperation with the friendly and partner states, as well as resolving regional problems and creating an atmosphere of cooperation.

One of the goals of Armenia's foreign policy is to ensure the international community's understanding of Armenia's positions, as well as provide support to them.

One of the main tasks of the foreign policy is peaceful and fair settlement of the Karabakh issue, based on the self-determination of the people of Artsakh.
The issue of Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement will be based upon the following principles:

  • Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement must be based on recognition of the Nagorno-Karabakh people's right to self-determination;
  • Nagorno-Karabakh Republic should have uninterrupted land communication with Armenia, under jurisdiction of the Armenian side;
  • the security of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic should be internationally guaranteed.

The agreement between all the parties to the Karabakh conflict should include solutions to all problems and the mechanisms that would ensure the implementation of those solutions in a single package.

Armenia is consistent in strengthening and deepening special partnership and allied relationship with Russia, based upon the traditional friendly ties between the two nations.

Armenia attaches importance to development and deepening of friendly partnership and enhancing cooperation with the United States.

One of the foreign policy priorities of Armenia is the integration with the European family, on the basis of the commitments, undertaken within the framework of cooperation with the European structures and organizations, and the common values.

Armenia attaches great importance to the normal relations with neighbours. Armenia advocates and seeks to establish relations, based on open borders and partnership, always being ready for a healthy dialogue.

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