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Armenian FM, EU delegation discuss bilateral cooperation

06 April 2010 [15:43] - TODAY.AZ
Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian held a meeting on April 6 with a delegation led by EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule.
The sides welcomed the development of the Armenia-EU relations and a new quality of bilateral cooperation due to the European Neighborhood Policy.

The sides expressed hope for the consolidation of European Neighborhood and for the expansion of cooperation both between the European Neighborhood member-states and at various levels.

Stefan Fule made a high appraisal of the EU Advisory Group’s activities in Armenia. According to him, the Group contributes to Armenia’s integration with Europe.

Fule also reported that the EU Council is likely to approve the mandate to hold talks over association agreements with the South Caucasus states late this month.

At Fule’s request Minister Nalbandian informed him of the latest developments in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process.

Speaking of the Armenian-Turkish relations, Minister Nalbandian thanked the EU for its assistance to the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process and constructive position.

Fule expressed hope that the sides will ratify and implement the Armenian-Turkish protocols without any preconditions.


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