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21.10.2021
Armenian Parliamentarians Meet with Newly Appointed NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the South Caucasus and Central Asia
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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 Delegation Arusyak Julhakyan, Anna Grigoryan met with the Delegation led by the newly appointed NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the South Caucasus and Central Asia Javier Colomina Piriz. The Head of the RA Permanent Mission to NATO Gagik Hovhannisyan also took part in the meeting.

Issues on Armenia-NATO cooperation, the post-war situation, the regional security, as well as the participation of the Armenian military units in the international peacemaking forces were discussed.

Welcoming the guests, Eduard Aghajanyan congratulated Javier Colomina Piriz for being elected in the responsible office. The Committee Chair assessed effective the cooperation in Armenia-NATO different formats and underlined that the existing political dialogue was more expanded between the sides.

Andranik Kocharyan has highlighted the programmes being implemented within the framework of cooperation, which promote the deepening collaboration.

The Armenian parliamentarians expressed concern about the supporting of the terrorists’ move to the venue of the war actions from Syria by the NATO member Turkey in the Artsakh second war. It was noted that the fact of those terrorist forces was confirmed by the President of France, the Federal Security Special Services of Russia and the United States. Andranik Kocharyan conveyed the information received by our country on the active participation of Turkey during the 44-day war to the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative.

Javier Colomina Piriz has noted that the goal of the visit to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia is to get familiarized with the current situation in the region. “Armenia is a reliable and valuable partner, and we should work together on the implementation of a number of programmes,” the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative noted. He thanked the Armenian side for the participation of the Armenian military groups in the forces implementing peacekeeping mission in Kosovo and in Afghanistan.

The preservation of peace in the region was referred to. According to Eduard Aghajanyan, Armenia is ready to take practical steps for establishing long-term peace in the region, but the invasion of the Azerbaijani armed forces into the RA sovereign territory, the existence of Armenian prisoners of war and other held persons do not promote the re-establishment of peace in the region. In this context Javier Colomina Piriz has noted that the NATO is ready to support the settlement of the current problems between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

At the meeting issues on the procedure of the programmes being carried out between the sides, as well as the new opportunities of cooperation in different spheres were also discussed.


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Debate on Amendments and Addenda Being Designed to Law on Mass Media
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Discussion on Problems of Forcibly Displaced Persons from Artsakh
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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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