Marine Le Pen sees no reason for French leaders' hostile attitude towards RussiaWorld March 24, 10:41
Russian Paralympians prepare for PyeongChang 2018 despite suspensionSport March 24, 9:23
Group of militants killed in attempted attack on National GuardWorld March 24, 9:10
Senior Pentagon official calls for information strategy on RussiaWorld March 24, 8:42
South Korea warns North Korea may hold new nuclear test by end of MarchWorld March 24, 7:20
Russian-US experiment to simulate outer space mission named SIRIUSScience & Space March 24, 6:20
Russian research agency selects 10 bids in ‘Flying Car’ contestScience & Space March 24, 5:41
Belarus opens case into plotting riots, 26 suspects detainedWorld March 24, 4:30
Russia chooses new official Olympic kit brandSport March 24, 4:28
YEREVAN, October 6 (Itar-Tass) —— The South Caucasus is a strategic region for the European Union, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said.
“South Caucasus is a strategic region for the European Union and associative and partner ties with the European Union will facilitate prosperity, strengthening of democracy and dialogue in all three Caucasus countries,” Sarkozy said in an interview with the Mediamax news agency ahead of his visit to Yerevan to begin on Thursday, October 6.
“France wants the European Union to establish closer relations with the countries of the region, beginning with Armenia,” he stressed.
“The European Union has recently reinforced its role in the South Caucasus and I am very glad about it. At first, the EU did it through the European Neighborhood Policy, and then within the Eastern Partnership which France backed from the very beginning,” the president said.