In the framework of his working visit to Belgium, Serzh Sargsyan attended on March 14 the summit of the European People's Party (EPP), which focused on the political situation in Europe, regulation of the EU financial and economic problems as well as prospects of the cooperation in the framework of the Eastern Partnership program.
Serzh Sargsyan made a statement in which he spoke about the February 18 presidential elections in Armenia, post-election processes, reform process in Armenia as well as about the cooperation in the framework of the Eastern Partnership program and forthcoming steps. In his statement, the Armenian leader reiterated Armenia's determination to carry on with the political line of comprehensive reforms as well as with the Eurointegration process which is a priority of the Armenian foreign policy agenda. Speaking about abuse by some countries of the Eastern Partnership of the European values and cooperation objectives, Mr Sargsyan noted that Azerbaijan's "pick and choose" policies regarding these values are unacceptable.
After the summit, the Serzh Sargsyan met with EPP President Wilfried Martens.
At the beginning of the meeting, Serzh Sargsyan expressed gratitude personally to Wilfried Martens and the entire EPP family for the support during the February 18 presidential election in Armenia, as well as for Mr. Martens' cordial congratulatory letter after the election and for the positive assessment on progress registered by Armenia.
The parties stressed the importance of deepening the party-to-party cooperation, including in the framework of the inter-parliamentary bodies.
The parties also spoke about regional issues.