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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia confirms discussions on EU membership

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia confirms discussions on EU membership Photo: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan (

Armenia's government is considering the possibility of joining the European Union. Baku also aims to broaden its circle of partners, says Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan in an interview with the Turkish TV channel TRT World.

"Given all the challenges we've had to face over the past three to four years, Armenia is actively discussing new opportunities. It's no secret that there's also the idea of EU membership," the minister said.

The Foreign Minister added that the Armenian people have European aspirations. According to him, the European Union and the United States support democratic reforms in Armenia.

Mirzoyan emphasized the importance for Armenia to expand its circle of partners and allies. He added that this includes deepening relations with the US and EU, the East, as well as India.

"Priority is also given to resolving relations with our neighbors," Mirzoyan said.

Conflict over Karabakh

In September 2023, Azerbaijan conducted "anti-terrorism measures" in the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, resulting in the unrecognized "republic" surrendering.

Armenia refused to deploy its army to the region. The head of the Armenian government recognized an area of Azerbaijan covering 86.6 thousand square kilometers, which includes Nagorno-Karabakh. However, a peace agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan has yet to be reached.

Moreover, Moscow was involved in the conflict. Russian so-called peacekeepers were present in the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Read about the resolution of the 30-year conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in this material.