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UK House of Commons approves Armenia-EU agreement

PanArmenian.Net
12 Jul 2018, 01:07 GMT+10

PanARMENIAN.Net - The House of Commons - the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom - approved on Wednesday, July 11 the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement, signed between Armenia and the European Union in November 2017, Armenia's Embassy in Britain said in a tweet.

Minister of State for Europe and the Americas and Member of Parliament (MP) for Rutland and Melton Sir Alan Duncan valued the ongoing reforms in Armenia.

Steve Pound and Khalid Mahmood, meanwhile, spoke in favor of the Armenia-EU relations.

The document has been sent to the House of Lords for final ratification.

The European Parliament, as well as Bulgaria, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania ratified the CEPA earlier.

The negotiations on the new EU-Armenia partnership agreement were launched in 2015 and concluded in 2017. It was then signed by both sides in November 2017. The final agreement marks a deeper EU-Armenia political dialogue, broadens the scope of economic cooperation and provides new opportunities for closer ties on energy, transport, infrastructure, environment, trade, education and other sectors.

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