On the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with EU Commissioner for Budget and Management Johannes Hahn.
Stressing the importance of today’s meeting, the Prime Minister noted that the European Union has become a key partner in implementing Armenia’s reform agenda. “I am pleased that we were able to develop a hectic agenda of cooperation in the areas of judicial reform and anticorruption strategy. We are in the process of implementing an anticorruption strategy. I consider this reform package to be the final part of the first stage of our reforms. Cooperation with the EU is very important on this path. Here, I would like to emphasize that we would appreciate being provided advisory, financial and political support. I am grateful for today’s opportunity to discuss plans for our future cooperation,” Nikol Pashinyan said.
Johannes Hahn noted that the possibility of holding an EU-Armenia Investment Forum in Luxembourg was discussed during his visit to Armenia. “The forum is a good opportunity to introduce your country. We have extensive experience in organizing such investment forums, and I think that this time, too, we will get a good response. As you noted, reforms are being implemented in Armenia, which can in some sense provide a guarantee that your country can become an excellent partner for potential investors,” Johannes Hahn said.
The interlocutors discussed the ongoing preparations for the investment forum, EU-Armenia cooperation agenda, and other issues of topical interest. Prime Minister Pashinyan referred to Armenia’s economic development trends in tourism, infrastructure, energy and in other sectors.