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Development Cooperation with Armenia

Lithuania, having become a member of the European Union (EU), helps the countries of the Eastern Partnership to seek political association and economic integration with the EU. Good neighborly relations with these countries, also known as the Eastern Partners, and their full support in implementing broad political, economic and social reforms are a coherent priority of Lithuania's foreign policy.

Armenia is one of the six Eastern Partnership countries of the European Union. The Eastern Partnership is an initiative of the European Union, through which the European Union combines its strategic, economic, visa and other relations with its eastern neighbors.

EU and Armenia relations are based on the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Stronger Partnership Agreement signed in 24th of November, 2017, which has been in place since 1th of June, 2018 and applied provisionally, pending the ratification procedures.

In 2006-2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania through its Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme implemented 18 bilateral and 5 regional projects in Armenia costing more than 207 thousand Euro.

Lithuania actively pursues projects aimed at the promotion of democracy and the development of civil society, strengthening of administrative and institutional capacities, good governance, the promotion of social activity and intercultural cooperation as well as regional development, strengthening of self-government. Lithuania also participates in the EU Twinning Program and in other European development cooperation projects in Armenia.