Politics 11:51 06/11/2019 Armenia

FM at EaP meeting: Armenia is very comfortable in its playground

“Shared values have a lot of pressures and not just in Eastern Partnership. Democracy, human rights, our accountability before people, and they are very good for resolving conflicts, unlike the authoritarian regimes. Then, we have to pay attention to it as well: shared values, what is happening in the European Union. We have to be very open about this,” Armenia’s Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said addressing the Eastern Partnership 10th anniversary Ministerial meeting on “A new political vision for EaP” on Tuesday. 

To the question that looking ahead 5, 10 years, where he would like to see Armenia’s relations with the EU, in such a time frame, he said: “Five to ten years on, that’s exactly where we have been benefiting from, how we will continue to benefit from the relations with the European Union, relations with Europe, relations within Europe. I think the important challenge is to spread the sense of the Eastern flank of Europe further towards other parts of Europe. Poland and Sweden have been very important as the engine of developing the concept of the Eastern Partnership. But spreading that sense of mutual dependence, significance of the Eastern Partnership to every part of Europe, I think, that’s a very important challenge. Developing the shared, value-based relationship, our CEPA, basically, gives us that absolute opportunity to raise the level of our development according to the model we are striving at. Like the sectoral cooperation within CEPA gives us that opportunity, so let’s get the best of it. We have shown the powers of political will so far as anti-corruption is concerned, democratic institutions and so on, so forth. We know that’s not enough, we have to institutionally further strengthen and enhance them. And that’s what we are doing, and that’s where the Euroepan Union has been and remains an important partner to us and those are just examples of how we are evolving.

“We have this evolution of relations, it carries on. We square into the bigger picture of those security challenges we are dealing with, and our security challenges are pretty complex, not exactly the subject to discuss now. But within that the European Union has been an important security provider in terms of both the institutional strength, institutional capacities, the values, that mattered for 28 years, it’s going to matter further on. This is the playground, we believe in, we work with, and this is very important. This is how it’s going to continue. Thank you.”

Asked what can Armenia offer in terms of cooperation, the foreign policy chief said: “Armenia is very comfortable in its playground, the Armenian people have been contributing to the collective sense of the shared security, the shared development. This is what is important for all. Let alone wine, brandy, good creative education, good smart development, but those are specific, practical things. What do we offer out of cooperation? Exactly what cooperation is for. That is the sense of a common house. And I do agree that in fact we have an excellent process on structured conversation, concerning the next 10 years. This has to be kept up. There are many good and interesting ideas, which make more tangible. Within this format it is a general talk, but I think within that structured conversation we have a plethora of interesting ideas about the way in which we find ways contributing mutually to what is good to all of us, the sense of common home. That is the biggest thing.” 

Source Panorama.am
Share |

Related news

Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու դեպքում, ուղարկեք խմբագրին հաղորդագրություն` նշելով տվյալ սխալը, այնուհետև սեղմելով Ctrl-Enter:


Chile protests: violent clashes on the streets of Santiago
Demonstrators clashed violently with security force vehicles in Santiago on Thursday, November 21, as the demonstrations that shook Chile moved...
Car customs clearance checkpoint to fully operate in Gyumri as from November 25
The new car customs clearance checkpoint will fully operate as from November 25 in Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city, the countries...
Leonid Azgaldyan, hero of Artsakh, would have turned 77 today
Leonid Azgaldyan, hero of Artsakh, would have turned 77 today.  Azgaldyan was as an Armenian physicist who rose to prominence as a military...
Rebel fire kills 7 civilians in Aleppo
Rebel rocket fire on the government-controlled northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday killed seven civilians and wounded 30, state...
Putin vows to perfect mystery rocket after engine blast
Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to press on with the development of a nuclear-powered rocket believed to have been at the centre...
Yerevan to host press conference dedicated to 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
Each year on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, starts the International Campaign of the 16 Days...
Yerevan Zoo has acting director
Deputy Mayor of Yerevan Tigran Virabyan introduced the newly appointed acting director of the Yerevan Zoo, Vladimir Simonyan, to the zoo...
Victoria's Secret cancels fashion show amid ratings drop
Lingerie brand Victoria's Secret has cancelled its annual fashion show amid dwindling television ratings and rising criticism of the event,...
Artsakh Foreign Ministry’s memorandum disseminated in UN
A memorandum of the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Artsakh on Azerbaijan’s international responsibility for particularly serious...
Senator David Perdue blocks Armenian Genocide resolution
Georgia Senator David Perdue on Thursday blocked a Senate vote on a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide (S.Res.150), the Armenian...
Belgian boy on track to become world's youngest university graduate
As he cradles his young puppy in his arms, Laurent Simons looks much like any other 9-year-old boy. Then he starts describing his work at a...
Polish culture ministry awards Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra general producer
Poland’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage awarded the Honorary Medal of Merit to General Producer of the Armenian National...
New World Bank loan to help promote Armenia’s reform sustainability and competitiveness
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a new, EUR 45.8 million (US $50 million) loan for the Armenia Governance...
Bob Menendez urges Senate of world's 'greatest' country to recognize Armenian Genocide
Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey took to the Senate Floor on Thursday afternoon to make a formal Unanimous Consent request for the Senate to...
Armenian PM, Italian Senate president meet in Rome
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s official visit to Italy continues. After attending the planned meetings and events in Milan, the...
Fiona Hill: Russia systematically attacked our democratic institutions in 2016
Former White House adviser Fiona Hill told Congress on Thursday that any talk that Russia did not target the U.S. during the 2016 elections...
Stepantsminda-Larsi road closed for trucks
All roads in the territory of Armenia are passable as of 10:53am Friday, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported. Snowfalls are...
Israel's Netanyahu rejects corruption charges as an 'attempted coup'
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged with bribery, breach of trust and fraud, says the country's attorney general...
Iran's internet access gradually resumes after protest blackout
After four days of a near complete internet blackout, Iranian authorities have begun to restore internet connectivity to the country. According...
PM introduces Armenia’s investment opportunities to Italian business community
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who is paying an official visit to Italy, met with representatives of the country’s business circles...
Armenia elected member of the Council of the UNESCO International Bureau of Education
Armenia elected member of the Council of the UNESCO International Bureau of Education (for the period of 2019-2023) and the Legal Committee of...
Lars road open for all types of vehicles
The roads in the territory of Armenia are passable as of evening November 21, the ministry of emergency situations reported. Fog is observed on...
Coca-Cola Visitor Center, the first in region, opened its doors to public at Coca-Cola Hellenic Armenia
On November 19, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Armenia opened to public the doors of the new visitors’ center. As the company...
Michelle Obama nominated for a Grammy Award
The former US first lady on Wednesday was nominated for the best spoken word album award for her work on the audiobook of her memoir...
The President of Armenian football federation resigns from office
The President of the Football Federation of Armenia (FFA) Artur Vanetsyan resigned from office on Thursday. The decision was made at the FFA...
Artsakh president met a group of students from the Diplomatic School of Armenia’s foreign ministry
Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan met today a group of students from the Diplomatic School under the foreign ministry of the Republic of...
The opinion of the whole population of the region should be considered in NK conflict settlement – Russian Co-Chair
The Nagorno Karabakh conflict cannot be settled without the consent of all interested parties, Russian Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Igor...
Ralph Yirikian: How to dream and achieve your dreams in a digital era?
Upon yet another invitation from Leadership School VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian had an open door lecture “To dream and to...
Biden: Impeachment hearings show 'Trump doesn't want me to be the nominee'
Former US Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday said that he learned from the impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill that President Trump and...
Armenia’s Constantine Orbelian nominated for Grammy Award
Prominent Armenian conductor, Artistic Director of Yerevan Operate Theater Constantine Orbelian has been nominated for a Grammy Award. A TE,...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}