10 Mar 2023 16:26

U.S. ambassador in Yerevan, head of EU Mission in Armenia discuss situation on Armenian-Azerbaijani border

YEREVAN. March 10 (Interfax) - Washington is assisting in the work of the European Union Mission in Armenia, the U.S. embassy in Yerevan said in a statement.

"Ambassador [Kristina] Kvien met with the head of the European Union Mission in Armenia Markus Ritter to discuss the situation on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. The United States strongly supports the EU Monitoring Mission in Armenia," the embassy's press service said.

The European Union Mission started working in Armenia on February 20 to promote stabilization in Armenia's border regions, build confidence and strengthen security of people in conflict-affected areas, and create conditions for normalization of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations with the European Union's support.

The two-year mission has about 100 members, including about 50 unarmed observers. It was established in furtherance of the Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) by a decision of the Council of the European Union dated January 23, 2023, and at the request of the Armenian foreign minister of December 27, 2022.