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Armenia and EU Officially Seal Agreement Governing EUMA's Legal Status

Armenia and EU Officially Seal Agreement Governing EUMA's Legal Status

In a significant move toward reinforcing security measures, the Republic of Armenia and the European Union have officially signed an Agreement concerning the legal framework for the European Union Mission in Armenia (EUMA). The signing ceremony took place today, presided over by Vassilis Maragos, Ambassador and Head of EU Delegation to Armenia, and Paruyr Hovhannisyan, Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia.

This newly signed agreement serves to regulate the legal status of the European Union Mission in Armenia (EUMA), marking a crucial step in defining the operational parameters and framework within which the mission will function.

EUMA operates as a non-executive, unarmed civilian Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) Mission. The primary mandate of EUMA involves observing and reporting on the security situation along the Armenian side of the international border with Azerbaijan. Additionally, the mission is dedicated to contributing to human security within conflict-affected areas in Armenia, seeking to foster confidence-building measures between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Deployed on February 20, 2023, EUMA began its operations with a specific two-year mandate. Currently, the mission encompasses 103 international staff members hailing from various EU Member States, comprising experts and monitors entrusted with carrying out the mission's objectives.


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