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EU Advisory Group supports reforms

3 October 2011

EU Advisory GroupOn 28 June 2011 the 6th EU Advisory Group Board meeting took place in Yerevan. The EU Advisory Group, represented by Team Leader Antti Hartikainen, presented its Quarterly Report and Work Plan for the period of June 2011-May 2012.
The meeting was opened by Secretary of the Armenian National Security Council Artur Baghdasaryan He stressed the importance of the Advisory Group’s contribution to reform processes in Armenia in the fields of the economy, law, human rights and institutional issues.
The Board took note of the Needs Assessment Report, analysing gaps between the current and desired situation. Initiatives taken towards establishing a mobility partnership as well as future negotiations over EU-Armenia visa facilitation and a readmission agreement were welcomed.
Ambassador Raul de Luzenberger stressed that the EU and Armenia had entered a new stage in their relations through the Association Agreement. “The Advisory Group will continue providing tailor-made policy advice to support the development of this increasingly close relationship. The EU is ready to support Armenia in pushing forward reforms linked to AA negotiations and to the fulfilment of its national priorities”, said the Ambassador.

EU Advisory Group supports reforms

EU Advisory GroupOn 28 June 2011 the 6th EU Advisory Group Board meeting took place in Yerevan. The EU Advisory Group, represented by Team Leader Antti Hartikainen, presented its Quarterly Report and Work Plan for the period of June 2011-May 2012. The meeting was opened by Secretary of the Armenian National Security Council Artur Baghdasaryan He stressed the importance of the Advisory Group's contribution to reform processes in Armenia in the fields of the economy, law, human rights and institutional issues. The Board took note of the Needs Assessment Report, analysing gaps between the current and desired situation. Initiatives taken towards establishing a mobility partnership as well as future negotiations over EU-Armenia visa facilitation and a readmission agreement were welcomed. Ambassador Raul de Luzenberger stressed that the EU and Armenia had entered a new stage in their relations through the Association Agreement. "The Advisory Group will continue providing tailor-made policy advice to support the development of this increasingly close relationship. The EU is ready to support Armenia in pushing forward reforms linked to AA negotiations and to the fulfilment of its national priorities", said the Ambassador.