Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle will visit Armenia on Thursday to reaffirm that Armenia is an important partner to the EU, to appreciate Armenia's efforts to further strengthen relationship with the European Union, the active engagement within the Eastern Partnership, encourage further reform efforts in the country and to sign two financing agreements.
During his stay in Yerevan he will meet the President and the Prime Minister, as well as the chairman of the European Integration committee of the National Assembly and the representatives of the opposition. Commissioner Füle will also deliver a key note speech at the Civil Society seminar "Strengthening of the Role of Civil Society in Democratic Governance".
In his meetings, Commissioner Füle will stress the need for Armenia to pursue the path of reforms with the active support of the European Union based on the so called "more for more" principle meaning more support for more reforms and more progress. To underline this he will sign financing programmes totalling €43.1m to prepare for the implementation of the EU-Armenia Association Agreement.