Sargsyan in Kazakhstan for EEU summit after visiting Luxemburg


Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan arrived in Kazakhstan on Tuesday to attend a meeting of the Supreme Council of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), his press service said.

Armenia has been a member of the Russian-led Union since January 2015.

Meanwhile, on Monday, President Sargsyan, who is also the leader of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia, was on a working visit to Luxemburg where he attended the Summit of the European People’s Party (EPP) dedicated to the 40th anniversary of its establishment.

In his address to the event chaired by the President of the EPP Joseph Dole and attended by Presidents of the European Council Donald Tusk and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Junker, Heads of state and government of the EU and Eastern Partnership Countries – members of the EPP, Sargsyan, in particular, attached great importance to the inter-party cooperation with the EPP for the dissemination of the European political culture and strengthening of the Pan-European system of values.

“The Armenian nation is an indivisible part of the European civilization through its past and culture, aspirations and goals, while membership of the Armenian parties to the EPP stems from our common Christian heritage and commitment to the basic freedoms, democracy, and human rights…

“The assistance of the European People’s Party to the development of our relations with the European Union has been impressive. Today, these relations have reached an important and meaningful milestone. Negotiations on the Armenia-EU new comprehensive legal document have already kicked off. It will reflect the nature of our relations and will reveal new directions of our mutually beneficial cooperation. I have no doubt that in calling to life this new document, the EPP will stand by our side.”