EU technical team preparing for new Civilian Mission in Armenia arrives in Yerevan

Members of the European Union technical assessment group preparing for the deployment of an EU Civilian Mission in Armenia has arrived in Yerevan to start its work.

On Monday (9 January), the Head of the team, Marcin Vidra, met with Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan. The head of the EU delegation in Armenia, Ambassador Andrea Victorin, also participated in the meeting.

During the meeting the work of the EU observation mission that ended on December 19 was also discussed. In this context, Minister Mirzoyan highly appreciated the role of the observation mission in strengthening stability in the region and preventing new aggressions against Armenia and expressed readiness to continue cooperation.

A number of issues of mutual interest were also discussed.

A final decision on the deployment of an EU Civilian Mission in Armenia will be taken by the European Council in the coming weeks.

source: with agencies
photo: Armenian Foreign Minister, Ararat Mirzoyan, met with members of the EU technical assessment group in Yerevan on 9 January 2023 (picture courtesy of the press service of the Armenian foreign ministry).