ArmInfo. The cooperation program for 2019-2022 between the Armenia and the Council of Europe is a good tool for implementing reforms in Armenia. Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said this at the start of the cooperation program for 2019-2022 on June 17, in Yerevan.
"It is a great pleasure for me to start the action program for the next three years, with a budget of about 19 million euros. This is more than the budget of previous programs and more ambitious. The program involves a wide range of reforms from the criminal law system to the fight against corruption. Armenia has demonstrated that it is serious and ready for reforms consistent with European standards focused on the protection of human rights. The processes that took place in our country in April-May last year are striking example of this, "the Armenian Minister said, adding that the Council of Europe is ready to promote reforms in such an important direction as the judicial-legal system. According to Mnatsakanyan, Armenia needs an independent, impartial and objective judicial system.
"The Government of Armenia has demonstrated its determination to take immediate steps towards the implementation of reforms in this area. We are grateful to Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland for calling the Armenian Prime Minister and expressing his support in this direction, "he said, recalling that the Secretary General of the Council of Europe also wrote a letter to the RA Prime Minister, a week later, high level European experts arrived in Yerevan, who will assist in developing steps in this direction and will provide financial assistance.
Speaking about the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe, Mnatsakanyan assured that the European family and its values are important for Armenia,which experienced on itself the results of membership in this structure and on favorable and not so good days for the country.