Nalbandian, Semneby Discuss Cooperation, Caucasus

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)—Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian met Friday with the European Union’s special representative to the South Caucasus, Ambassador Peter Semneby, to discuss Armenia’s efforts to boost its ties to Europe.

The two described Armenia-EU cooperation as a “dynamically developing” relationship, with Nalbandian underscoring the pivotal role played by negotations between Armenia and EU over an Association Agreement.

“Negotiations between Yerevan and Brussels via teleconference on September 24 and 27 were very productive and important ahead of the second stage of the talks to take place in Brussels on October 12,” Nalbandian said.

Nalbandian and Semneby also discussed an upcoming meeting in Brussels between the Foreign Ministers of Eastern Partnership member states.

Nalbandian also briefed the EU official on the latest developments of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process and other regional issues.

The Armenian Foreign Minister and the EU Special Representative referred to the forthcoming meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Eastern Partnership countries in Brussels and the issues the Armenia-EU Cooperation Council will discuss on December 23.

Edward Nalbandian presented the latest developments in the process of settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh issue. The interlocutors touched upon a number of other regional issues.

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