Armenia will sooner or later sign a new framework agreement with the European Union, even if the signing does not take place at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels scheduled for November 24.
Stepan Grigoryan, Director of the Center for Globalization and Regional Cooperation, said this during the discussion entitled “On the Threshold of Signing the Armenia-EU Framework Agreement: Comments from Chisinau and Tbilisi” held at Media Center on November 22.
Signing of the Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Extended Partnership Agreement is scheduled for November 24, 2011 in Brussels. As experts say, the signing can be hindered by the final Declaration on the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict at the Eastern Partnership summit.
The point is that the official Yerevan and Baku have not yet reached agreement on the conflict, and the remaining text of the document is agreed. Edward Nalbandyan, Armenian Foreign Minister, also spoke about the problem, noting that the negotiations are ongoing.