ArmInfo. Head of the General Department of Civil Aviation under the Government of Armenia Sergey Avetisyan and his delegation will attend a meeting of the special council of the international organization Eurocontrol on June 14-18 in Brussels. It is planned to discuss technical issues within the framework of the accession of the Republic of Armenia to the Common Aviation Area Agreement (EU).
As the press service of the ministry told ArmInfo, during the discussion of technical issues a number of articles of the agreement will be summed up. Work is also planned to prepare for the second stage of official negotiations.
To note, the main objective of the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation is the development of a pan-European air traffic management system within the framework of the Single Sky of Europe project. EUROCONTROL is a public organization, currently includes 41 states. Its headquarters are in Haren, the city of Brussels. The European Commission authorized EUROCONTROL to act as regulator within the Single Sky of Europe project. Armenia became a member of the organization in 2006.
To recall, on January 31, the Armenian-EU working group was formed by the decision of the Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan, which will begin formal negotiations on the text on the accession of the Republic of Armenia to the Single Sky of Europe. The head of the State Archives Administration Sergey Avetisyan headed the group.
EU Council fro transport, telecommunications and energy, approved the mandate on the beginning of the negotiations on comprehensive agreement on air transport with Armenia during the meeting on December 1st. As the EU statement read, the comprehensive agreement on common aviation space is aimed at improving the quality of international connections in Europe, provision of high quality service and the availability of wider chose for the customers. The agreement is also aimed at increasing competitiveness in the aviation industry of Europe. In case of Armenia's accession to this agreement, among Armenia and 28 EU states, more liberal aviation regime is to operate, which will be used by the air companies from Armenia and EU states. Armenia will also take certain obligations to carry out changes in legal environment and implementation of European standards into the national constitution.