Meeting between Ararat Mirzoyan and Michael Siebert

04 June, 2024

On June 4, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan received Michael Siebert, the Managing Director for Russia, Eastern Partnership, Central Asia, Regional Cooperation and OSCE of the European External Action Service.

The interlocutors discussed a number of issues of the comprehensive and ambitious agenda of the Armenia-EU partnership.

Views were exchanged on the new partnership agenda. Minister Mirzoyan emphasized: "We are hopeful that this new agenda will include all the key components and mechanisms in line with the dynamics of development and goals of our partnership, as well as the democratic path taken by the Republic of Armenia". Both the continuous implementation of the Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement, as well as the realization of the opportunities available beyond it to the maximum extent, were highlighted.

Ararat Mirzoyan and Michael Siebert, among others, touched upon the EU monitoring mission in Armenia, steps towards strengthening Armenia’s resilience, as well as economic cooperation.

Issues on regional security were also discussed.

The Foreign Minister of Armenia briefed on the latest developments in the normalization process of Armenia-Azerbaijan relations, including the discussions on the draft peace treaty. Ararat Mirzoyan stressed the importance of the consistency of the border delimitation process based on the 1991 Alma-Ata Declaration. The Foreign Minister of Armenia emphasized that it is important to use the existing real opportunity to achieve lasting peace.

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