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EU says will explore non-lethal support to Armenian army

panarmenian.net11/30th/2023, 8:06

EU says will explore non-lethal support to Armenian army

November 30, 2023 - 12:03 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - The European Union will further explore non-lethal support to the Armenian military via the European Peace Facility, according to a statement published by the bloc a delegation of the European External Action Service and the European Commission visited Armenia on November 27-29.

The delegation was in Armenia to explore possibilities to deepen and strengthen EU-Armenia relations in all dimensions including under the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement.

“The EU and Armenia are committed to building a partnership delivering tangible benefits to the citizens. The participants discussed ways to further strengthen cooperation and delivery of reforms inter alia in the areas of energy, transport, digital, research & innovation, including through investments. They exchanged on how to best leverage investments to address the immediate needs and enable integration of displaced Karabakh Armenians, as well as to strengthen Armenia’s economic and social resilience in the longer term,” the statement said.

“Both the EU and Armenian side expressed an interest to continue the cooperation on justice and police reform; to strengthen collaboration on migration and mobility; and to explore options to possibly launch a visa liberalisation dialogue with Armenia. It was also agreed to explore areas to strengthen cooperation between the EU’s Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) and Armenia. The meetings further confirmed the mutual interest of Armenia and the EU to further the dialogue and cooperation in the areas of security and defence. The EU will for instance further explore non-lethal support to the Armenian military via the European Peace Facility.”

At the occasion of the visit, the EU and Armenia also inaugurated the EU-Armenia Investment Coordination Platform. This platform brings together the EU, the government of Armenia and International Financial Institutions, and it will hel...

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