September 8, 2017 - 18:17 AMT
Armenia PM, EU envoy discuss new cooperation deal, investments

Armenian prime minister Karen Karapetyan and EU ambassador Piotr Switalsky on Friday, September 8 discussed issues concerning the new framework agreement that the country and the 27-state bloc are going to sign in November.

"I'd like to stress that the EU is and has always been one of the most important partners on Armenia's foreign policy agenda," Karapetyan said.

Switalsky said, in turn, that the EU will do everything to ensure closer cooperation with Armenia.

Describing the country's reform project as ambitious, the envoy said the bloc is considering ways to make their actions more adaptable to Armenia's reform agenda.

"We want to invest money in sectors where you think reforms will be most efficient," Switalsky said.

The new agreement between the European Union and Armenia is expected to be signed at the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit, slated for November.