Politics 16:27 14/06/2018 Armenia

Brussels to host EU-Armenia Partnership Council next week

Brussels is set to host the European Union-Armenia Partnership Council next Thursday, 21 June, with the meeting to be chaired by the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini.

Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Armenia's Foreign Affairs Minister, will lead the Armenian delegation, the EU website said.

The Partnership Council is to review EU-Armenia relations and activities in the framework of the Eastern Partnership and the European neighbourhood policy. The participants will also follow-up on EU-Armenia partnership priorities.

Three weeks after the start of the provisional application of the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) signed on 24 November 2017, the Partnership Council will review economic, trade and sectoral cooperation, meantime discussing prospects of launching a visa liberalisation dialogue.

Federica Mogherini and Zohrab Mnatsakanyan are expected to discuss key political matters, including political dialogue and reform, democracy, rule of law, media freedom and human rights.

According to the source, the sides may also discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as regional issues such as Syria and Iran. 



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