Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with Federica Mogherini04 December, 2018
On December 4th, during his working visit to Brussels, acting Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and European Commission Vice-President Federica Mogherini.
The acting Foreign Minister and the EU High Representative discussed a range of issues on the Armenia-EU agenda. Zohrab Mnatsakanyan stressed that the new Government of Armenia has continually demonstrated its commitment and political will to effectively implement the Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement and has taken concrete measures in this direction. In this context, the interlocutors highlighted the importance of the inaugural meetings of the EU-Armenia Partnership Council in Brussels and of the EU-Armenia Partnership Committee in Yerevan in June and November of this year, respectively. The sides noted that these meetings provided opportunities for comprehensive discussions on the roadmap for the implementation of the Agreement. The sides also stressed the importance of holding sectoral and expert-level meetings before the upcoming session of the EU-Armenia Partnership Council.
During the meeting, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan noted that the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Eastern Partnership will serve as a good opportunity for assessing achievements accomplished to date within the framework of the EP as well as for outlining prospects for the enhancement.
The Acting Foreign Minister presented the accomplishments of the Armenian Government in the implementation of reforms based on its broad popular mandate. Referring to the upcoming snap parliamentary elections in Armenia, Mnatsakanyan stressed that the holding of credible and fair elections is among the top priorities of the Armenian Government. Mnatsakanyan also highlighted high technology, innovation, and creative education as pillars of Armenia’s development agenda.
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan briefed his colleague on the latest developments in the peaceful resolution process of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and reiterated Armenia’s commitment to an exclusively peaceful settlement within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship.
The interlocutors also touched upon a range of issues on the international and regional agendas and exchanged views on the latest developments surrounding Iran’s nuclear program.