Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Tuesday reiterated the Armenian government’s resolute stance on its commitments to the EU as he hosted the EU ambassador in Yerevan to discuss bilateral cooperation perspective.
Greeting Piotr Switalski, the head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, the premier also emphasized the importance of continuing the developing partnership, highlighting the government’s priorities and programs.
Agreeing that the past months’ political developments contributed to a real democracy-strengthening in the country, the premier said he expects the existing favorable atmosphere to promote drastic reforms also in other areas. He highlighted particularly the anti-corruption strategy as a top priority for his cabinet, adding that their future steps are directed towards the development of democracy institutions and improvement of the business climate (including higher investment protection and fight against monopolies, as well as special strategies proposing steps to reduce corruption risks to a minimum in the state procurement sector).
“We are determined to bring to life all our objectives, programs and actions to later have specific outcomes,” Pashinyan said.
Hailing the new government’s program, Ambassador Switalski reaffirmed the willingness to provide substantial assistance to their implementation in the frameworks of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement. The ambassador said he also sees good opportunities to attract investments in Armenia thanks especially to the developing cooperation between the state and the private sectors. Switalski added that many European investors are now ready to discuss specific projects.
According to the Government’s press service, the sides also discussed the possible conduct of snap parliamentary elections in Armenia, electoral reforms, as well as the EU-Armenia agenda.