Meeting of the Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan with the Foreign Minister of Estonia Eva-Maria Liimets

02 December, 2021

On December 2, within the framework of the OSCE Ministerial Conference, the Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan held a meeting with Eva-Maria Liimets, the Foreign Minister of Estonia.

Both sides reiterated mutual readiness to promote the cooperation between the two countries in bilateral and multilateral platforms. The importance of regular contacts between the Foreign Ministries was particularly emphasized. Ministers highlighted the deepening of cooperation in the sphere of education.

In the context of the implementation of democratic reforms, Ararat Mirzoyan and Eva-Maria Liimets underlined the importance of free and fair extraordinary elections held in Armenia in June.

The interlocutors exchanged views on the Armenia-EU partnership. In this regard, they emphasized the effective implementation of the Armenia-EU Comprehensive Enhanced Partnership Agreement targeted at reforms in the spheres of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Armenia. Prospects for the development of the Eastern Partnership program were also discussed.

The Foreign Ministers of the two countries also touched upon the issues of regional security and stability. Ararat Mirzoyan briefed his counterpart on the situation resulting from the 44-day war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh, emphasizing the need for full resumption of the peace process aimed at the comprehensive settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Minister Mirzoyan highlighted the position of the European Union and the EU member states indicating that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should achieve its comprehensive settlement within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship.

Foreign Minister of Armenia also drew the attention of his counterpart to the situation resulting from the incursion of the Azerbaijani armed forces into the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia since May 12 as well as their recent aggression, underscoring the importance of targeted response of international partners directed at de-escalation of situation in the region.

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