ArmInfo.Being an integral part of European culture and civilization, Armenia continues to deepen its relations with the EU and with all countries of the European continent. Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mntsakanyan stated on August 27 at the annual meeting of the heads of the central apparatus and bodies of the foreign diplomatic service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia.
"For cooperation with the EU on the basis of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement, political dialogue, assistance to state structures and democratic reforms in the Republic of Armenia, as well as sectoral cooperation are important. We attach importance to the role of the EU in regional development projects. We also attach importance to strengthening and developing our interaction with EU member states. From this point of view, I would like to focus on the scale of relations with France and Germany, "Mnatsakanyan said, adding that in the context of relations with European countries he would also like to highlight the formation of a tripartite format of Armenia-Greece-Cyprus cooperation.
The Armenian Foreign Minister also touched upon relations with the United States and emphasized that this country played an important role in the life of the republics from the first days of independence in the established security environment, having an important involvement in ensuring regional security. "We highly appreciate the economic and financial assistance of the United States, which significantly contributed to the establishment of socio-economic stability in the early years of independence. We are confident that the platform for strategic dialogue with the United States contains new opportunities for expanding and deepening cooperation," he said.
The Foreign Minister also touched upon the neighbors of Armenia - Georgia and Iran, assuring that these two countries are essential in the foreign policy priorities of the republic, and relations with them are based on centuries-old historical good neighborly experience and are important from the point of view of regional security and development. According to the Armenian minister, the development of relations with these two countries contributes to the expansion of energy and transport interaction and diversification.