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EU urges Armenia to hold presidential elections in line with international standards

Armenia Materials 16 May 2012 10:17 (UTC +04:00)
The European Union urged Armenia to hold 2013 presidential elections in line with international standards.
EU urges Armenia to hold presidential elections in line with international standards

The European Union urged Armenia to hold 2013 presidential elections in line with international standards.

The joint Document of the European Commission and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on implementation of the European Neighborhood Policy in Armenia in 2011 issued today reads this, Mediamax reports.

"On the basis of this year's report and with a view to sustained implementation of the ENP Action Plan in 2012, Armenia is invited to:

Ensure that the presidential elections scheduled for 2013 are in line with international standards by addressing the shortcomings identified by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of OSCE concerning the May 2012 parliamentary elections", the document reads.

The document also reads that the negotiations for an EU-Armenia Association Agreement (AA) progress at a good pace. "Armenia made substantial progress in implementing the 'key recommendations' for the launching of negotiations on a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA)", the document notes.

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