17â€¤30 The EaP memorandum is signed by all countries. It has already been publicized. Signing of the agreement with Armenia is scheduled at 16:15 (local time).
16â€¤30 Shortly before the reporters were informed that the Armenian representation were not giving a separate conference. There is still no signing the agreement.
15.00 The text of the Eastern Partnership Summit Memorandum is ready, but surprises are not ruled out.
“According to my information, all non-specific issues have been clarified, and I hope we will not have any surprise at the last moment, and the heads of states will be able to officially accept it. The declaration has not yet been adopted, it is usually accepted at the end of the meeting, but I think that we will have no significant changes in the declaration,” Edgars Rinkevic, Latvian Foreign Minister said earlier.
In the text of the Declaration of the Eastern Partnership, non-pro-Armenian formulations were included, which were not clarified in the morning.
14.00 In response to the question of Azatutyun, Serzh Sargsyan said that the summit was not the place where the Karabakh issue should be discussed. “I do not think that the Eastern Partnership summit is the platform where we should discuss our relations with Azerbaijan. The OSCE Minsk Group is engaged in the Karabakh issue, and the EU fully supports the OSCE Minsk Group,” Serzh Sargsyan said.
13.42 At the press center, a Moldovan journalist says what response he received from Serzh Sargsyan when he had asked from afar, what expectations Serzh Sargsyan had from the agreement with the EU? “Only positive,” said Serzh Sargsyan without approaching the journalist. He said it from so far that it is impossible to understand his words by cameras. The Moldovan journalist was in the first line, and he claims that these are the exact words that Serzh Sargsyan said.
13.17 They will do everything in order to get good photos. This journalist has been in this position for more than half an hour.
12.40 Journalists, whose leaders of states have already arrived, are gradually leaving the hall where where the flags of all the delegations are placed. It is hard to approach the Armenian flag as the journalists of Azerbaijan are being shot. The flags of Azerbaijan and the EU are on the left and right sides of the Armenian flag, respectively.
12.12 Theresa May, Prime Minister of Great Britain, approaches the journalists waiting for her. The country drifted apart from the EU considers safe neighborhood important. EaP is in the agenda, and she does not deny that other important meetings are also going to take place.
12.05 Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan, did not answer the question. Compared with Serzh Sargsyan, who passed almost unnoticed, reporters tried to ask some questions to Ilham Aliyev.
11.45 Serzh Sargsyan also arrived. He passed at the moment the representative of Belarus was giving an interview. And Serzh Sargsyan was not asked any question.
11.30 More than two hundred cameras are currently waiting for the presidents to attend the EPP summit. Journalists’ work started at 6 am. The roads leading to the EU building are under control.
Estern Partnership Summit started at 11 am, in Brussels.
Leaders of six EU and Eastern Partnership countries today will meet in Brussels to deepen ties between the Union and former Soviet republics.
This summit is expected an Integrated and Enhanced Partnership Agreement to be signed with Armenia.