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Memorandum of understanding

25 December 2010

Memorandum of understanding On 26 November the EU and Armenia signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a Framework Document on the Comprehensive Institution Building Programme (CIB). The Memorandum was signed by the National Coordinator of the Programme, Minister of Economy Nerses Yeritsyan and the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia Raul de Luzenberger.
“With this signature we start a new phase, which is one stage above the previous type of relations. Now, on the basis of this agreement we need to draft together reform programmes for the key institutions. Our aim will be to support these structures, to strengthen them, so that they can lead to the type of reform that will allow Armenia to have an Association Agreement with the European Union. You must believe that changes are possible. We can only offer our support, but it is your process”, marked Raul de Luzenberger.
The signed document obliges both parties to cooperate fully and effectively on three principal reform challenges: preparing for negotiations, negotiating and implementing the Association Agreement; supporting reforms on justice, freedom and security; preparing for negotiations on a deep and comprehensive free trade agreement. In 2011-2013 within the scope of the CIB programme the EU will allocate €32 million to Armenia.

Memorandum of understanding

Memorandum of understanding On 26 November the EU and Armenia signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a Framework Document on the Comprehensive Institution Building Programme (CIB). The Memorandum was signed by the National Coordinator of the Programme, Minister of Economy Nerses Yeritsyan and the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia Raul de Luzenberger. “With this signature we start a new phase, which is one stage above the previous type of relations. Now, on the basis of this agreement we need to draft together reform programmes for the key institutions. Our aim will be to support these structures, to strengthen them, so that they can lead to the type of reform that will allow Armenia to have an Association Agreement with the European Union. You must believe that changes are possible. We can only offer our support, but it is your process”, marked Raul de Luzenberger. The signed document obliges both parties to cooperate fully and effectively on three principal reform challenges: preparing for negotiations, negotiating and implementing the Association Agreement; supporting reforms on justice, freedom and security; preparing for negotiations on a deep and comprehensive free trade agreement. In 2011-2013 within the scope of the CIB programme the EU will allocate €32 million to Armenia.