Foreign Minister Mnatsakanyan’s meeting with Marija Pejčinovič Burič, Secretary General of the Council of Europe26 September, 2019
On September 26, FM Zohrab Mnatsakanyan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly held a meeting with Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary-General of the Council of Europe.
Minister Mnatsakanyan once again congratulated Marija Pejčinović Burić on her appointment to the post of the Secretary-General and wished her every success in the major post.
Touching upon Armenia’s engagement in the Council of Europe, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan confirmed Armenia’s commitment to solving the problems of the organization and supporting it as a vanguard of democratic values.
The interlocutors commended the productive dialogue between Armenia and the Council of Europe at the high and highest levels and underlined the mutual readiness to further strengthen it. In this context, the parties exchanged views on the Armenia-CoE Plan for 2019-2020, defining it as an effective tool to support the implementation of the Government's priorities.
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan presented to Marija Pejčinović Burić a wide range of reforms implemented by the Government of Armenia, with particular focus on the rule of law, human rights, strengthening democracy and judiciary. The Minister underscored cooperation with international partners, especially with the Council of Europe and the application of best practices.