On 7 March in Yerevan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian, and called on Armenia to make further progress towards European integration.
“We hope that Armenia will not slow down pace in implementing the European Commission’s recommendations on reforms, and the Eastern Partnership Summit, which will be held in Vilnius on 28-29 November, will reinforce mutually important Eastern Partnership policy objectives,” the Foreign Minister stressed.
Linkevičius was assured that the negotiations with the EU on the Association, free trade area and visa facilitation agreements were not lagging behind schedule.
The meetings discussed Armenia’s next steps towards European integration and the agenda of the Eastern Partnership Summit, which will be held in Vilnius this autumn. Linkevičius called on Armenia to make use of the full potential of NATO partnership.
It was also important for Lithuania’s upcoming Presidency of the EU Council to hear first-hand regional insights and the position of the country’s leaders.
On 4-6 March, Lithuanian Foreign Minister also visited Georgia and Azerbaijan.