by Marianna Mkrtchyan
Armenia and EU can and want to cooperate in the political field, Germany's Ambassador to Armenia Reiner Morell told journalists in Yerevan on Wednesday when asked about French President Francois Hollande's statement on the need to create a special model of Armenia's European integration.
Ambassador Morell said that some statements and words should be perceived abstractly. He added that very often the mass media misquote his words, too, therefore, he thinks it is necessary to make speeches carefully. Reiner Morell said that Europe and Armenia had thoroughly discussed and worked out an AA/Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area. That Agreement cannot be signed now but it can be transformed into a new text, but it will no longer be called an Association Agreement. Ambassador Morell believes that Armenia and the European Union can and want to cooperate in the political field. He added that French President Francois Hollande also stressed it.
To note, during a state visit to Armenia, French President Francois Hollande stressed the need to find a model of Armenia's European integration, which would not run counter to Armenia's accession to the Customs Union.