On January 26, RA Minister of Foreign Affairs Ararat Mirzoyan received Enrique Mora, Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs of the European Service of External Actions of the EU. The parties highlighted the holding of the first session of the RA-EU political and security dialogue held on the same day. Issues related to the expansion of the Armenia-EU partnership were also discussed.
Ararat Mirzoyan and Enrique Mora addressed regional security issues. Minister Mirzoyan highly appreciated the decision to deploy the EU civilian monitoring mission in Armenia, expressing his belief that it will contribute to establishing stability and peace in the region. The interlocutors also discussed the latest developments in the normalization of Armenia-Azerbaijan relations.
Referring to the humanitarian crisis created in Nagorno-Karabakh as a result of the blocking of the Lachin Corridor, Ararat Mirzoyan emphasized that the actions of Azerbaijan are part of 2020. gross violation of the provisions of the tripartite declaration of November 9, as well as international humanitarian law. Minister Mirzoyan stressed that Azerbaijan’s non-fulfillment of its international commitments and over-religious stance dramatically undermines the efforts of the Armenian side to establish stability and security in the region.