YEREVAN (Armenpress) — The President of the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists (AECR) Jan Zahradil met with the Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on February 8 to discuss a various range of topics.
Among the list of topics discussed between the two included parliamentary cooperation with the EU, reforms conducted in Armenia with assistance from the EU, and a variety of other issues of mutual interest.
Sarkisian stated Armenia’s readiness to advance partnership with the EU in fostering reforms, mobility, efficient management, democracy, human rights, multidimensional economic cooperation and other sectors of mutual interest. In addition, Sarkisian voiced how cooperation with colleagues from the European Parliament has a vital role in this process.
Sarkisian mentioned that Armenia-EU active partnership, including high-level mutual visits, best illustrate the permanent development of Armenia-EU relations. Over the new legal framework document launched in Brussels at the end of the last year, Sarkisian stated that Armenia expects that the negotiations will proceed normally and the sides will conclude successfully.
At the request of Zahradil, the Armenian President touched upon domestic and external policies of Armenia, introduced his views on current international issues and regional challenges, and informed on the latest developments over the negotiation process of Nagorno Karabakh peaceful settlement.
Zahradil introduced the background of his party, current priorities, the activities of that leading political party in Europe, and stated that the party is interested in developing cooperation with Armenia both in inter-party and Armenia-EU formats.