Posted on 28.09.2011 in Armenia, News

EC proposes to open negotiations with Armenia

The European Commission proposed on September 19 to open negotiations on Visa Facilitation and Readmission Agreements with Armenia.

photo by S. Solberg J., Wikipedia
photo by S. Solberg J., Wikipedia

Visa Facilitation and Readmission Agreements with Armenia will facilitate issuing short-stay visas and speedy readmission of irregular migrants between the EU and Armenia.

The list of visa facilitations proposed for the citizens of Armenia include reducing the number of documents submitted for a visa application, the possibility of issuing multiple-entry visas with a long period of validity and set deadlines for processing visa applications as well as possible exemption from the visa obligation for holders of diplomatic passports.

“Easier access to visas will improve cooperation and exchanges between the EU and Armenia. Visa facilitation and readmission agreements are very tangible results of the Eastern partnership and I know how much this means to the citizens of these countries,” stated Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs.

Source: EU press room