YEREVAN, October 24 (RIA Novosti, Gamlet Matevosyan) – The Armenian foreign minister said Monday that Armenia is ready to complete preparations for a program of individual partnership with the European Union and begin implementing it.
“Cooperation with the EU is very significant for Armenia and is an important guarantee for implementing reforms in the country,” Vardan Oskanyan said.
The minister said program plans had been submitted to EU officials, and if approved, negotiations between Armenia and the EU would begin “as soon as possible”.
Oskanyan attended talks in Brussels at the end of last week to discuss the issue.
“During the first two months of 2006, the EU plans to conclude negotiations and approve the program for individual partnership with Armenia,” he said.