EU-Armenia Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA)

The "Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Armenia, of the other part" was signed in Luxembourg on 22 April 1996 and entered into force on 1 July 1999.

The treaty was concluded with the following aims:
  • to provide an appropriate framework for the political dialogue between the Parties allowing the development of political relations;
  • to support the Republic of Armenia's efforts to consolidate its democracy and to develop its economy and to complete the transition into a market economy;
  • to promote trade and investment and harmonious economic relations between the Parties and so to foster their sustainable economic development;
  • to provide a basis for legislative, economic, social, financial, civil scientific, technological and cultural cooperation.
Articles 83-85 of the PCA establish a Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC) - "a forum for Members of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia and the European Parliament to meet and exchange views" - and describe how the Committee functions.