Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan on Thursday (20 October), participated in the Summit of the European People's Party (EPP), taking place in the Dutch city of Maastrich. The Summit was presided over by the Chairman of the EPP Joseph Dole. Present at the Summit were the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, and leaders of EPP member parties from the European Union and Eastern Partnership countries.
The press service of the Armenian president said on its website that "at the Summit, President Serzh Sargsyan made a statement in which he spoke about regional issues and challenges".
photo: Leaders of EPP member parties at their summit in Maastrich on 20 October 2016. (picture courtesy of the press service of the president of Armenia).
Getting the Eastern Neighbourhood right is a key necessity for the future security and prosperity of Europe. The Brussels summit offers an opportunity for important steps on this matter in the right direction – not as an end in themselves but rather as a part of a longer term and more ambitious vision.
An incident at a military facility of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic resulted in three Armenian soldiers killed and one seriously injured. It is not clear what the exact circumstances of the incident were, but for the moment it is being treated as an accident.