Arménie

Armenia  has ancient cultural traditions dating back to early Christianity. At present it is committed, like other states in the region, to a rapprochement with the European Union as part of the Eastern Partnership programme. Armenia also represents a close ally of Russia in the region, for historical reasons, but above all because of Russian support of Armenia, mainly as a bulwark against Azerbaijan in the issue of the contended territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.