ArmInfo. An interdepartmental commission for cooperation with the European Union will be established in Armenia. Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan announced this on December 22 at a workshop dedicated to the practical application of the Agreement on Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership. According to him, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Integration and Reforms Vache Gabrielyan will head the commission.
"We need to specifically agree on how we will move forward, clearly fixing each line of activity," Karen Karapetyan said. Vice Premier Vache Gabrielyan presented the envisaged actions and a provisional plan of events in the spheres. In his turn, Deputy Foreign Minister Karen Nazaryan reported on the upcoming works and programs within the framework of Armenia- EU cooperation, which are based on the logic of the basic documents of bilateral partnership.
The Prime Minister instructed each head of the deportments to analyze all activities that should be carried out in the spheres, develop an action plan and a road map for its implementation.
Armenia and the European Union on November 24 in the framework of the fifth Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels signed the Agreement on Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership, which the parties initialed on March 21, 2017. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Edward Nalbandian and the head of the EU diplomacy, Federica Mogherini, signed the agreement. This document should strengthen cooperation between Armenia and the EU in such areas as energy, transport, environmental protection and trade. One of the aims of the agreement is the consolidation of a comprehensive political and economic partnership and cooperation between the parties on the basis of common values and close ties, including increasing Armenia's participation in the policies, programs and work of the European Union agencies.