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A Number of Issues Concerning Iraqi Yezidis Discussed
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On October 1, the members of the RA NA Armenia-Iraq Friendship Group on the initiative of the Group Member Rustam Bakoyan met with the delegation led by an MP of Yezidi origin of the Iraqi Parliament Saib Khidir.

Welcoming the visit of the delegation to the National Assembly the Head of the Friendship Group Hovhannes Hovhannisyan has noted that the Armenian and Yezidi peoples have always historically been friends, and at present those brotherly relations continue.

In that context Hovhannes Hovhannisyan highlighted the anointment of the Yezidi Taus Melekê and Seven Great Angels Temple a few days ago.

The Head of the Friendship Group has noted that the visit to Iraq is designed which will promote the development of the two countries' cooperation.

Thanking for the meeting the MP of the Iraqi Parliament presented the problems of Sinjar Yezidis, particularly in the health care and educational spheres.

The deputy of the RA National Assembly, the representative of the Yezidi community Rustam Bakoyan noted that during his visit to Iraq, he got acquainted with numerous problems of the Yezidis living in Sinjar and expressed readiness to assist them in the solution of those problems.

The sides have touched upon the policy being pursued towards the national minorities in Armenia and stated that opportunities are created for the preservation and development of the Yezidis' spiritual, cultural and national values. The representatives of the national minorities living in Armenia actively take part in the public, political and cultural happenings of the country.

Both sides emphasized the frequent mutual visits at the most different levels.

Issues on Development of Armenian-Lithuanian Friendly Relations Discussed
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Parliament Begins Work of Regular Sittings
On October 1, the RA National Assembly began the work of the regular sittings.The MPs debated and approved the draft agenda of the regular sittings.The draft law on Amending the RA Law on State Property Privatisation Programme for 2017-2020 was debated in the first reading, which presented the Chair...

Open Lesson in National Assembly
On October 1, within the framework of the RA NA Open Lesson the pupils of Yerevan Special Educational Complex for Children with Hearing Disorders. The guests went to the NA Museum, took a tour in the parliament building, got acquainted with the parliamentary everyday life and observed the work of th...

RA NA Delegation to PACE Organizes Unprecedented Event with Participation of Human Rights Defender of Artsakh
On September 30, during the Autumn Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) the Armenian delegation initiated an unprecedented event entitled If the Human Rights are Universal: Forgotten People of ‘Grey Zones.’The main speakers were the Human Rights Defender of Artsakh A...

Vahe Enfiajyan Speaks about Close Borders by Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey
On October 1, the RA NA Vice President, the member of the BSEC Parliamentary Assembly delegation Vahe Enfiajyan summed up the works of the 54th Legal and Political Affairs Committee Meeting held in the city of Sochi, the Russian Federation on September 25-26. According to Vahe Enfiajyan, during the ...

MP Tatevik Hayrapetyan’s Speech at PACE: The Sport is One of Those Special Areas Where Discrimination Has No Place
“Dear Madam Chair, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to bring to your attention to two very important topics which are core values of the Council of Europe. First, the issue of minority and human rights. As you might already have heard a well known Talish activist Fahraddin Aboszoda who is imprison...

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