The European Union will terminate the activities of its unarmed monitoring mission in Armenia on 19 December.
The "EU Monitoring Capacity to Armenia" was set up in October as part of an agreement with both Armenia and Azerbaijan. The mission was deployed on the Armenian side of the southern sector of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border.
EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, speaking on Monday (12 December) after a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council, which brings together the representatives of the 27 member states, that the mission "had proved effective" but would complete its mission in line with what had been previously agreed..
Borrell added that, "nevertheless, in order to maintain our credibility as a facilitator of the dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan, a team will be deployed to Armenia in order to plan a possible civilian mission to be launched, in case of agreement, for next year. But this EU Monitoring Capacity to Armenia will reach an end on the 19th of this month."