Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn is in Yerevan today and tomorrow to discuss EU support to Armenia on its reform path and the need for a continued engagement of the country in the region.
Ahead of the mission, Commissioner Hahn said: “I am looking forward to be in Armenia and meet the new Government. We attach great importance to EU-Armenia relations and we are ready to step up our support for the country's reform effort to improve the lives of the citizens. Armenia's commitment in the Eastern Partnership remains crucial for us and we will continue to encourage it for regional cooperation, prosperity and stability."
"This is particular important this year, when we are celebrating the 10th year anniversary of the Eastern Partnership,” he added,
Commissioner Hahn will meet President Armen Sarkissian, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian and members of his new government, including Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, as well as representatives of civil society organisations. The Commissioner and the Foreign Minister will have a press conference after their meeting.