Posted on 21.12.2012 in Armenia, News

Armenia and EU get closer to each other in concrete ways – Stefan Fule

EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy – Stefan Fule

The meeting of Armenia-EU Cooperation Council confirms that Armenia and the EU get closer to each other in concrete ways, EU Commissioner Stefan Fule said after the council’s meeting in Brussels.

“There are already some specific achievements – a short while ago we have signed the Visa Facilitation Agreement and protocol concerning Armenia’s participation in EU programmes. For people this is a visible and tangible result of our close partnership,” he said.

Noting Armenia’s efforts in the area of good governance and human rights, EU Commissioner said there are still certain problems, including ensuring independence of the judiciary and pursuing systemic anti-corruption measures.

“The goals and ambitions are clearly defined. Now it is about how to turn them into reality. Armenia can of course count on EU’s support. We hope to be able to make a very positive assessment of the strengthening of our relationship during the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius next year,” Fule noted.

“For a successful outcome which allows EU-Armenia relations to reach their full potential, we will need sustained reform efforts next year.”