ArmInfo. "It is highly satisfying that despite the current circumstances and challenges for all of us, we manage to ensure the continuity of our talks and cooperation on various levels," Armenian FM Ararat Mirzoyan stated in response to journalists' questions ahead to the session of Armenia-EU Partnership Council, the RA Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports.
"The Armenia-EU Partnership Council is, indeed, a unique platform, where we have in-depth discussions and exchange of views on various topics, ranging from specific aspects of our Armenia-EU bilateral agenda, to regional affairs, to political matters. And I anticipate that in line with the already established tradition we will have an open and engaged dialogue.
"Notably, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and the European Union, and it is symbolic that this year also marks the first anniversary of the entry into force of the CEPA - the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the Republic of Armenia and the European Union.
"And of course, we will also reflect on the implementation of this agreement.
"Today we also will speak about the situation in the South Caucasus and the normalization process between Armenia and Azerbaijan and also about the process of the comprehensive settlement of the Nagorno- Karabakh conflict. And here we expect that the European Union supports the peace process according to the mandate of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship.
"Also, the remaining humanitarian issues - the particular issue of the release of the Armenian POWs and detainees, the protection of Armenian cultural heritage and other remaining issues of the Nagorno- Karabakh conflict will be discussed as well.
"All in all, I would like to state that today's meeting will be a huge step towards a better understanding, a higher level of partnership and also a higher level of peace and prosperity for our citizens," he said.