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Armenia reportedly may apply for EU membership by fall

Armenia reportedly may apply for EU membership by fall Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan wants the country to apply for EU membership no later than fall, according to Hraparak.

The material indicates that at the end of last week, Nikol Pashinyan visited parliament and met with party members. The faction members concluded that Armenia would take decisive steps to change its foreign policy course.

On the agenda were issues related to starting the process of Armenia's accession to EU membership candidates.

"Pashinyan hinted that the West demands practical steps towards separating from Russia and removing it from the region, and in the current situation, Armenia has no choice but to comply with Western demands because Russia turned its back on us long ago," the material writes.

Application deadlines

Nikol Pashinyan expressed his opinion to his team during a closed meeting in an extended format of the parliament.

He himself outlined his position in the context that Armenia's security interests require becoming a candidate for EU membership if not in a military sense, then at least in an economic one, which will enable Armenia to become stronger.

"Pashinyan also presented the application deadlines: Armenia must submit the application no later than autumn," the material states.

What was said earlier

Recently, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Alen Simonyan, stated that the Republic of Armenia should consider the possibility of becoming a candidate for EU membership.

"We are ready and will move in the direction that will provide us with the greatest security, and today democracy, being a democratic country, is our greatest security system," said Simonyan.