From 6 to 9 July, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, will visit Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia. This will be the Commissioner’s first mission to countries of the region.
During his meetings with political authorities, business and civil society actors, Commissioner Várhelyi will present the newly adopted Economic and Investment Plan for recovery, resilience and reform for the Eastern Partnership countries and its flagship initiatives per country. He will also discuss key issues of bilateral relations with each of the three countries. The Commissioner will confirm the EU’s solidarity with partner countries in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Georgia, Commissioner Várhelyi will meet Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, Foreign Minister David Zakaliani, Chairman of the Parliament Kakhaber Kuchava and representatives of political parties, as well as Patriarch Ilia II, among others.
In Azerbaijan, he will have meetings with Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov, Head of the Presidential Administration Samir Nuriyev, Minister of Economy Mikayil Jabbarov and Minister of Energy Parviz Shahbazov, among others.
In Armenia, Commissioner Várhelyi will meet President Armen Sarkissian, Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Acting Deputy Prime Minister Grigoryan, and Patriarch Karekin II, among others.
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