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On October 31 on the third day of the official visit to the Czech Republic the first meeting of the RA NA President Hovik Abrahamyan was with the first Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs Karel Schwarzenberg.
As press-service of the parliament reported, welcoming the NA President and the members of the Delegation the Minister of Foreign Affairs highlighted Hovik Abrahamyan's visit in terms of developing and deepening the Armenian-Czech cooperation. Touching the Karabakh problem, he highlighted the stability and peace of the South Caucasus region and noted that the NK conflict should be settled as a result of peaceful negotiations in the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group Hovik Abrahamyan highly appreciated in the issue of the NK conflict the balanced stance of the Czech authorities, in particular, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The NA President thanked them for the stance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and for strict evaluations.
Touching upon the Armenia-EU cooperation the NA President noted that the European Integration was one of the foreign policy priorities and the format of cooperation with the European Union had considerably been expanded during the recent years. He highlighted the negotiations of the Association Agreement, and the part of them included the creation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area. The negotiations over the Association and facilitation of the visa regime and the readmission agreements had been completed.