YEREVAN, July 24. /ARKA/. Armenia and the European Union will sign the agreements on visa regime facilitation and readmission in the nearest future, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said Monday at the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the European Union and Eastern Partnership in Brussels.
“I am pleased to note that the agreements on visa regime facilitation and readmission are now about to be finalized and in the near future we are looking forward to sign and ratify them,” the Foreign Ministry of Armenia quotes Minister Nalbandian.
He also noted that after two years since the launching of the Association Agreement, Armenia has achieved significant progress-so far 28 Chapters of the Association Agreement from 29 have been closed and there is just a Chapter left in one sphere to agree upon.
“Based on a positive experience accumulated during the negotiations over the Associations Agreement, Armenia expects to have a smooth progress in the negotiations over the creation of a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area. We intend to come to the final stage of the negotiations until the Vilnius summit,” he clarified.
The next EaP Ministerial meeting to be held in Vilnius in 2013.—0--