Number of border incidents decreased but challenges remain – EU Civilian Operations Commander


YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 21, ARTSAKHPRESS. EU Civilian Operations Commander Stefano Tomat has described the EU Mission in Armenia (EUMA) activities as “impressive” and said that he is proud of the work that has been done during its 1st year.

“I am sure that the EU monitoring mission is bringing important contribution to Armenia and the region, which symbolizes the EU’s involvement for peace and stability,” Tomat said at an event dedicated to the 1st anniversary of EUMA.

“The number of border incidents decreased during the past year, and we can conclude that the EU monitoring mission has had its contribution in this positive development. But there are still challenges. The recent disinformation campaigns targeting EUMA underscore the difficult environment where the EU mission works. And in this sense, I’d like to reiterate our words of gratitude to EU member states for their support to the mission,” he added, noting that EUMA aims at building trust and doesn’t have aggressive goals.

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