Pashinyan, Klaar hail dynamic EU-Armenia relations

Pashinyan, Klaar hail dynamic EU-Armenia relations

PanARMENIAN.Net - Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Tuesday, March 15 hosted EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia Toivo Klaar, as well as the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin.

According to a press release from Pashinyan's office, the Prime Minister expressed satisfaction with the dynamic development of the Armenia-EU partnership and highlighted the efforts aimed at strengthening relations. Touching upon the democratic reforms being carried out in Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan stressed that the Government is steadily moving forward towards the implementation of the democratic agenda of Armenia, and thanked the EU for supporting that process.

Klaar noted that the European Union attaches great importance to its partnership with Armenia and reaffirms its readiness to support Armenia's democratic reforms.

The sides referred to the processes taking place in the South Caucasus, the current situation in Nagorno Karabakh and the escalation of tension. In the context of strengthening peace and stability in the region, Pashinyan and Klaar exchanged views on the delimitation and demarcation of Armenia – Azerbaijan border, the unblocking of communication routes, and the Armenia-Turkey dialogue.

The Prime Minister highly assessed the efforts of the President of the European Council Charles Michel aimed at strengthening regional stability. In this context, Pashinyan highlighted the meetings held in Brussels through the mediation of the President of the European Council and the President of France, and in Sochi mediated by the President of the Russian Federation, and the implementation of the agreements reached within their framework.

The sides stressed the need for a comprehensive settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs.

Pashinyan earlier discussed the escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh with U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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