Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Paruyr Hovhannisyan and Head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia Vasilis Maragos met in Yerevan. During the meeting, they signed an agreement on the status of the EU civilian mission serving on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. In his statement on the subject, Maragos stated that this agreement was signed in order for the presence of the delegation, which made observations in Armenia after the war with Azerbaijan, to have a legal status and said, “First of all, I would like to thank the Armenian authorities who accepted this mission since February. This mission has already been in Armenia in terms of stability and security.” “It has contributed a lot to . The status agreement we signed today will help bring greater legal certainty in regulating the various rights and obligations related to the mission’s presence in the country,” he said.
Maragos also emphasized that they agreed with Yerevan to expand the mission area of the mission serving on the Armenian side, and said, “We are ready to move forward and further strengthen the presence of the mission in the country to promote stability, monitor the Armenian side of the border and see what is being done.”
“THERE IS INTEREST FROM OTHER COUNTRIES TO JOIN THE DELEGATION”
Paruyr Hovhannisyan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, pointed out that other countries also requested participation in the expansion of the EU civilian mission delegation and said, “There is also a third party, Canada’s participation in the delegation. There are also requests from other countries regarding participation in the delegation.” Hovhannisyan also pointed out that the mission delegation activities were placed on a legal basis with the agreement and said, “The agreement should contribute to the more effective implementation of mission activities. Conditions will be created for mission officers, including technical issues in health services.”
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