EU planning assistance team arrives in Armenia for possible new civilian monitoring mission


YEREVAN, JANUARY 9, ARTSAKHPRESS. On January 9, the Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan held a meeting with members of the EU technical assessment team.

The team is visiting Armenia to consider the possibility of deploying a new EU civilian mission to Armenia, the foreign ministry said.

During the meeting the sides discussed the work of the EU monitoring mission which was completed on December 19, 2022. “In this context, FM Mirzoyan highly appreciated the role of the monitoring mission in strengthening stability in the region and preventing new aggressions against Armenia and expressed readiness to continue cooperation,” the foreign ministry said in a readout.

Other issues of mutual interest were also discussed.

The Head of the EU delegation to Armenia Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin also participated in the meeting.

Earlier in December, when the first monitoring mission completed its work, the EU said that “…the existing EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM Georgia) will deploy a transitional planning assistance team in Armenia to enhance the EU’s awareness of the security situation, and contribute to the planning and preparation of a possible civilian CSDP mission in the country.”

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