Armenia's membership in the Eurasian Economic Union, which is being established by Russia, should not become an obstacle for Armenia to continue constructive cooperation with the European Union, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius said during his visit to the Caucasian country on Friday.
© DELFI / Šarūnas Mažeika

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during the meetings with the Armenian president and foreign affairs minister "it was underlined that Armenia's relations with the EU are an important stimulus to continue internal reforms in the country, and Lithuania is ready to contribute to the dialogue."

"The EU should continue and strengthen cooperation with Armenia in all areas compatible with the country's chosen foreign policy line," the minister was quoted as saying in a statement.

Linkevičius also expressed delight over a growing trade volume between Lithuania and Armenia and the fact that Lithuanian-Armenian business forums would soon be held in Vilnius and Yerevan.

It was also agreed during the meetings with the Armenian leaders to finalize as soon as possible all procedures for the establishment of a bilateral commission for economic cooperation, the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in the statement.

Highly dependable on Russia's security guarantees, Armenia decided against signing an association agreement with the EU last year and chose membership in the Moscow-led Eurasian Union instead.

BNS
Naujienų agentūros BNS informaciją skelbti, cituoti ar kitaip atgaminti visuomenės informavimo priemonėse bei interneto tinklalapiuose be raštiško UAB "BNS" sutikimo neleidžiama.

Vilnius airport and medics to hold drill to prepare to handle dangerously ill passenger

Medical personnel, airport staff and other authorities will on Tuesday take part in an exercise...

Rupsys: EUR 10 mln drop in defense budget will affect tactical training

A 10 million euro drop in defense fundin g under Lithuania's updated budget bill will make the army...

Small plane crashes in Kaunas killing two people

A small plane crashed in the territory of a residential house in Lithuania's Kaunas District on...

Nauseda slams Russia over ceasefire breaches

Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda on Sunday hailed Kyiv's "ambition" to seek peace in eastern...

50 countries ranked by how they collect biometric data and what they do with it

From passport photos to accessing bank accounts with fingerprints , the use of biometrics is...