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21.10.2021
RA NA President Alen Simonyan Meets with CoE Secretary General Maria Pejčinović Burić
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On October 21, within the framework of the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) the RA NA President Alen Simonyan had a meeting with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe (CoE) Maria Pejčinović Burić.

Thanking the CoE Secretary General for the meeting, the RA NA President noted that this year turned 20 years of Armenia’s membership to the Council of Europe, highlighting the cooperation with the Council of Europe and the support of the organization to the process of democratic reforms going on in our country.

He highly assessed the role of the CoE and PACE monitoring structures in strengthening democracy in Armenia and the work done within the framework of the initiated reforms. Alen Simonyan touched upon the observation of the snap parliamentary elections held in Armenia in June 2021 and the given high evaluation.

The sides referred to the large scale war unleashed against Artsakh by Azerbaijan and the post-war situation. Alen Simonyan has stressed that Azerbaijan continues holding Armenian prisoners of war and the civilians in hostage, and initiating false criminal proceedings. The Speaker of the legislative body underlined the necessity of keeping this problem in the centre of attention by PACE.

Issues regarding human rights and democracy were discussed.


21.10.2021
Armenian Parliamentarians Meet with Newly Appointed NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the South Caucasus and Central Asia
On October 21, the Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations Eduard Aghajanyan, the Committee members Gurgen Arsenyan and Sargis Khandanyan, the Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Defense and Security, the Head of the RA NA Delegation to NATO PA Andranik Kocharyan and members of Del...

21.10.2021
Alen Simonyan Meets with OSCE PA President in Athens
On October 21, the RA NA President Alen SImonyan met with the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Margareta Cederfelt.The Head of Parliament congratulated Margareta Cederfelt on being elected OSCE PA President, and wished him fruitful work. Alen Simonyan highly assessed the role of the OSCE...

21.10.2021
NA President Alen Simonyan Meets with Vice President of the Senate of France
On October 21, the RA NA President Alen SImonyan met with the Vice President of the Senate of the Republic of France Pascale Gruny.Alen Simonyan has noted that the meetings with the French colleagues are permanently distinguished with friendly warm nuances. According to the NA President, the evidenc...

21.10.2021
Alen Simonyan Meets with President of National Assembly of Slovenia
On October 21, the RA NA President Alen Simonyan met with the President of the National Assembly of Slovenia Igor Zorčič.Alen Simonyan highlighted the friendly relations with Slovenia and the effective cooperation of legislative bodies. In this context the interlocutors underlined the nece...

21.10.2021
Debate on Amendments and Addenda Being Designed to Law on Mass Media
On October 21, on the initiative of the members of the NA Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport Elinar Vardanyan and Lilit Galstyan a debate on the amendments and addenda being designed to the law on Mass Media was organized in parliament, where representatives...

21.10.2021
Debate Term of Applications for Receiving RA Citizenship to be Set 90 Working Days Instead of 6 Months
At the sitting of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs, the Deputy Head of the RA Police Ara Fidanyan presented for debate the draft law on Making Addenda and Amendments to the Law on RA Citizenship authored by the Government. As a result of the adoption of the bill, the full executi...

21.10.2021
Discussion on Problems of Forcibly Displaced Persons from Artsakh
On October 21, the RA NA Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs organized discussion, which related to the social-economic, legal, educational and other problems of the citizens residing in the Artsakh Republic, forcibly displaced from Artsakh and settled in Armenia. Mem...

21.10.2021
It is Proposed to Clarify Number of Authorities Reserved to Local Self-Government Bodies
At October 21 regular sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Territorial Administration, Local Self-Government, Agriculture and Environment Protection, the package of draft laws on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Law on Local Self-Government was debated. The executive body proposes to compl...

21.10.2021
Executive Body Proposes Amendments to Law on RA Holidays and Memorial Days
At October 21 sitting moderated by Vladimir Vardanyan, the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs debated the draft law on Amending the RA Law on the RA Holidays and Memorial Days.The Minister of Economy Vahan Kerobyan has noted that the adoption of the initiative is conditioned by the exp...

21.10.2021
Delegation Headed by Alen Simonyan Takes Part in Two-Day European Conference of Presidents of Parliament in Athens
The delegation led by the RA NA President Alen Simonyan takes part in the two-day European Conference of Presidents of Parliament in the capital of Greece Athens, where delegates of 47 countries attend. The Conferences with this format are held once in two years.The Conference began on October 21 wi...

21.10.2021
Issue of Legal Succession of Decisions Adopted of Mayor of Yerevan Debated
At October 21 next sitting of the RA NA Standing Committee on Territorial Administration, Local Self-Government, Agriculture and Environment Protection the addenda being proposed to the law on Local Self-Government in the City of Yerevan were debated in the first reading.The RA Deputy Minister of Te...



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