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Armenian FM presents new government’s priorities at Eastern Partnership meeting

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Armenian FM presents new government’s priorities at Eastern Partnership meeting

The peaceful democratic transformation opens up new avenues of cooperation within the framework of the Eastern Partnership (EaP), Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said in his remarks at the EaP Ministerial Meeting in Luxembourg, his ministry’s press service said.

According to the Armenian foreign policy chief, the targets identified by the "20 Deliverables for 2020", particularly in such areas as advancing the economic development and market opportunities, strengthening institutions and good governance, fostering connectivity, energy efficiency, mobility and people-to-people contacts, as well as the protection of environment are the key priorities of the new Armenian government.

“In the previous five months the Government of Armenia has been specifically focused on the objectives of fostering the rule of law, fighting corruption and strengthening democratic institutions. In our actions and activities by far we have a good measure of tangible results, as well as strong recognition of the imperative of continuity and sustainability of such efforts. Equally important is the priority of fostering our national development agenda.

The results of the municipal elections in Yerevan in September manifest the continued strong public support and mandate rendered to the political base of the Prime Minister and our Government. The popular demand for conducting extraordinary elections defines the present political momentum. Elections are expected in December 2018. As was the case with the municipal elections, the conduct of genuinely free and fair general elections is the absolute priority and the strong political will of this Government. The Government welcomes and appreciates the technical and financial support of the European Union and its member states for the conduct of elections.

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