04 Mar
2024
3° c YEREVAN
-3.6° c STEPANAKERT
ABCMEDIA
Armenian Foreign Ministry: Armenia has not adopted the Magnitsky legislation

Armenian Foreign Ministry: Armenia has not adopted the Magnitsky legislation

Yesterday, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell issued a statement, which said Armenia had adopted the Magnitsky legislation. Later, however, the statement was edited and Armenia was removed from the list.

Spokesperson for the RA Foreign Ministry Ani Badalyan gave the press clarification as to whether Armenia has joined the decision or not.

“Based on foreign policy priorities and being in partnership with the EU, Armenia considers and often joins EU statements, showing its support and solidarity to the questions raised there. In fact, Armenia did not join the EU Council Decision 2023/2721 of Dec. 4 concerning restrictive measures against serious human rights violations and abuses. And this can be seen in the EU Council’s statement of Dec. 17,” Ani Badalyan said.