Ashton and Fule accepted with satisfaction the finish of Armenia-EU negotiations on trade agreement
YEREVAN, JULY 25, ARMENPRESS: High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule on July 25 issued a joint statement on occasion of finishing negotiations between Armenia and European Union on Deep and comprehensive free trade area which is a component of Association agreement. “Armenpress” reports that the commissioners mentioned that they are glad on occasion of finishing negotiations between Armenia and European Union on Deep and comprehensive free trade area. They spoke about importance of those developments looking for pre-signing Association agreement during Vilnius summit.
“The finish of negotiations which began in 2010 is an essential achievement for Armenia and EU. The association agreement will let EU and Armenia to go forward jointly in direction of comprehensive modification and reform projects based on common values, political association and economic integration. The agreement will have a direct positive influence on everyday life and will make all Armenian citizens closer to European Union. We express our gratitude to negotiators of both sides for reaching this wonderful result,” is said in the statement.
Negotiations between Armenia and European Union on Association agreement are in process since 2010. It is planned that it will be pre-signed in November, 2013. Negotiations on creation Deep and comprehensive free trade area were finished on July 24.