EU-Armenia visa facilitation talks to be launched

EU-Armenia visa facilitation talks to be launched

PanARMENIAN.Net - In the Joint Declaration of the Warsaw Eastern Partnership Summit, Warsaw, 29-30 September 2011, the Heads of State or Government and representatives of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, the representatives of the European Union and the Heads of State and Government and representatives of its Member States renewed their commitment to the objectives and continued implementation of the Eastern Partnership.

The participants of the Warsaw Summit agreed to strengthen cooperation in areas related to freedom, security and justice, and coordination between the relevant frameworks, both at the bilateral and regional levels.

“It remains a core objective of the Eastern Partnership to enhance mobility of citizens in a secure and well-managed environment. This objective entails visa facilitation and readmission agreements as a first step.

The participants of the Warsaw Summit also welcome the effective implementation to date of the visa facilitation and readmission agreements with Georgia. They look forward to the launch of negotiations of such agreements with the Republic of Belarus for the benefit of the population at large, the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan,” the declaration said.

According to declaration, the participants of the Warsaw Summit reaffirm that the Eastern Partnership should further promote stability and multilateral confidence building and that conflicts impede cooperation efforts. They therefore emphasise the need for their earliest peaceful settlement on the basis of the principles and norms of international law and the decisions and documents approved in this framework.

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