EU lead spokesperson on European Peace Facility: In case of Armenia, anything is possible

European Commission’s lead spokesperson for foreign affairs and security policy Peter Stano

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# 17 November 2023 13:47 (UTC +04:00)

The European Commission’s lead spokesperson for foreign affairs and security policy Peter Stano has commented on how on EU can help Armenia within the framework of European Peace Facility in his interview with Armenpress, APA reports.

Peter Stano said that the European Peace Facility is an instrument, a financial instrument, of the European Union through which they are supporting countries.

“For example, in Ukraine we are using it very much to help the military to defend the country against Russia's illegal aggression.

But then in other countries we are using the EPF, for example, to finance our peace missions or observation missions or monitoring missions. This is the case also with Armenia. So, for example, the EU mission, which is currently in Armenia is also something that is financed through the EPF as well. So, there are many ways how to support, especially the safety, security, stability and resilience of the country. So, the Member States have said this is another means of our support or of our willingness to support Armenia, to look also at ways how we could support Armenia's resilience through EPF. Again, this is the start of the process. So, we are looking at ways how to support, with what to support. So, there is no concrete proposal yet about how this support could look like. But when you look around at other countries, what we are doing, for example we are helping countries, in case of Moldova, to improve their ability to counter foreign interference we are helping countries to improve their capacities to fight cyber-attacks. So, these are ways through which or these are ways which are being supported through the European Peace Facility, but again, in case of Armenia, anything is possible. So, Member States are starting the discussions about what would be the best way to use the EPF to support Armenia,” – Stano noted.

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