It is not clear yet when the European Commission will establish an embassy in the Republic of Armenia, European Commission Delegation in Georgia and Armenia Charge d’Affaires Mr. Jacques Vantom stated during today’s press conference held in the EU Yerevan Office.
«The approach of the Eurocommission is as follows: an Ambassador, who will assume the office in the states of the region, will be appointed», Mr. Vantom said and added that «in future European Commission will possibly establish an embassy in Armenia».
When commenting on the role of the EU in the Armenian-Turkish relations Mr. Vantom said that the normalizing of the Turkish-Armenian relations is marked in the EU reports as an obligation.
He also noted that the EU-Turkey relations should be perceived in a wide context and assured that “it could be useful for Armenia”.
When answering the question how Azerbaijan and Armenia could simultaneously become members of EU New Neighborhood policy with the hostilities available between the nations Mr. Vantom said that “the EU proposed assistance to the OSCE Minsk Group on this issue”.
As for the EU’s intentions to stop the work of the Armenian NPP Mr. Vantom reiterated that the EU is ready to allocate 100 million euros for suspension of the NPP functioning and finding alternative energy sources.