Politics 18:50 12/07/2018 Armenia

“You can rely on EU’s backing on the way to democratic reforms” – Tusk to Pashinyan

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met today with European Council President Donald Tusk at NATO Headquarters.

The PM stressed that Armenia’s new government seeks to build on the victory of democratic forces, enforce the rule of law in the country and ensure the independence of the judiciary. In that context, he noted that Armenia highly appreciates EU’s support and is keen to closely cooperate with the structure, the PM’s office reported.

Highlighting the expansion of EU-Armenia cooperation, Donald Tusk welcomed the recent tide of national consolidation in Armenia. “I have always been a friend of Armenia. What has happened in Armenia was exceptional, and I can tell you that they were too European. Your example is very promising, and you can rely on EU’s backing on the way to democratic reforms,” Tusk said.

The sides exchanged views on a broad range of issues over the further development of EU-Armenia relations.

With reference to the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) conflict, PM Pashinyan said Armenia remains strongly committed to the talks held under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs and went on to underscore that every attempt to resolve the conflict by military means poses a threat to regional security, democracy and human rights.

“Like any other democratic nation, Armenia strives for peace and is doing everything to ensure regional security and stability,” Pashinyan added.  



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