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19.12.2017
Meeting of EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee Held
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On December 19, the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC) continued the work of the 17th Meeting was held.

The President of the RA National Assembly Ara Babloyan welcomed the European colleagues in the RA National Assembly. See the speech here.

The Co-Chair of the EU-Armenia PCC Armen Ashotyan presented the agenda of the Meeting and the themes under debate. In Mr Asotyan's word, our citizens having a wide field of contacts, saying reforms perceive Europe, and there are not only political interests on the basis of cooperation, the thing is about common value of systems. Armen Ashotyan noted that Armenia strengthened its place in the territory of the Eastern Partnership territory as a free and a sovereign country giving the first priority to the security.

According to the speaker, the new Agreement can be an additional factor of stability and peace. The creation of the stable political environment is at the focal point of the political cooperation. Touching upon the NK problem settlement, Mr Ashotyan has noted that Armenia sees it exclusively under the auspice of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs. Cooperating in the format more for more, Armenia expects the support of the European political institutes.

With regards to the ratification of the Agreement, Armen Ashotyan noted that the RA National Assembly would ratify it, and however to become a legal document it should be ratified by the EU National Parliaments.

In his speech the Co-Chair of the EU-Armenia PCC Sajjad Karim noted that the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement signed between the EU and RA is of significant importance for the development of bilateral relations.

In his opinion, the faithfulness to the European common value of systems is laid on the basis of this historical Agreement.

Regarding the parties' cooperation within the framework of the Eastern Partnership, Mr Karim has noted that it is not a tool which directs Armenia to make a choice between the EU and the EEU.

Armenia has a will to make reforms in consonant with the demands of the civil society and the obligations assumed before the EU.

The RA Deputy Foreign Minister Karen Nazaryan stated that the RA-EU relations should be compared with the legislative cooperation. The year 2017 for Armenia was marked by signing of the Agreement. The ratification process of the Agreement has begun, and it is designed to complete in spring of the next year. In Mr Nazaryan's word, the RA succeeded to fulfill the assumed obligations. Regarding the entry visa liberalisation process between the RA-EU, it is an important item for the rapprochement. He noted that in the stabilisation of the region the RA would never condition its commitment by external factors. Karen Nazaryan thanked the European Parliament for being faithful to the EU position on the NK problem settlement.

Ambassador, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia Piotr Switalski has noted that the RA-EU relations have a rise, and its recording is genuinely a pleasure.

The RA is the first state which has negotiated with the EU on signing of a new kind of document. The signing of the new Agreement will be a serious impetus for the implementation of the reforms in Armenia. According to the Ambassador, at the end of November it was possible to expand the format of the assistance new programme, by which the EU will increase its support by 20-25 per cent. In the Ambassador's word, the EU has a simple agenda in Armenia aimed at preservation of peace and assistance to reforms. And Armenia has initiated an abitious process of reforms, and the EU considers of first priority the assistance to these processes very important for the future of Armenia.

The Chair of the RA NA Standing Committee on European Integration Naira Zohrabyan, touching upon the impact of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement on the political and economic processes stated the Agreement was signed in the period crucial for the RA. But an Agreement or a Code cannot help, if there is no will of implementing the reforms. Mrs Zohrabyan considered the Agreement as a key being able of opening numerous doors for our country, if it is applied in a right way. In her word, the European Union and Armenia stand at the threshold of the most serious changes, and to implement them we should support each other: today numerous problems face Europe, too. Mrs Zohrabyan has noted that the Nagorno Karabakh is also a European territory, and we should be able to find right approach for protecting the rights of the people living on that territory.

The NA deputies Margarit Yesayan and Edmon Marukyan presented to the European colleagues their observations on the Constitutional reforms and the items concerning the transition to the system of the parliamentary government.

The RA NA deputy Samvel Farmanyan touched upon the reforms of the Electoral Code.

The RA NA deputy Mihran Hakobyan talked about the results of the elections of the parliamentary and local self-government bodies held in Armenia in April and in November 2017.

The report of the RA NA deputy Aram Sargsyan related to democracy, the rule of law and the fundamental principles.

Naira Zohrabyan discussed with the European partners the process of the adoption of the RA draft law on Prevention of Violence in the Family, the Protection of the Persons Subjected to Violence in the Family and Restoration of Solidarity in the Family.

During the exchange of thoughts the European MPs also expressed their viewpoints.

The work of the 17th Meeting of the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee will continue on December 20.

T he Co-Chair of the EU-Armenia PCC Armen Ashotyan presented the agenda of the Meeting and the themes under debate. In Mr Asotyan's word, our citizens having a wide field of contacts, saying reforms perceive Europe, and there are not only political interests on the basis of cooperation, the thing is about common value of systems. Armen Ashotyan noted that Armenia strengthened its place in the territory of the Eastern Partnership territory as a free and a sovereign country giving the first priority to the security.

According to the speaker, the new Agreement can be an additional factor of stability and peace. The creation of the stable political environment is at the focal point of the political cooperation. Touching upon the NK problem settlement, Mr Ashotyan has noted that Armenia sees it exclusively under the auspice of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs. Cooperating in the format more for more, Armenia expects the support of the European political institutes.

With regards to the ratification of the Agreement, Armen Ashotyan noted that the RA National Assembly would ratify it, and however to become a legal document it should be ratified by the EU National Parliaments.

In his speech the Co-Chair of the EU-Armenia PCC Sajjad Karim noted that the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement signed between the EU and RA is of significant importance for the development of bilateral relations.

In his opinion, the faithfulness to the European common value of systems is laid on the basis of this historical Agreement.

Regarding the parties' cooperation within the framework of the Eastern Partnership, Mr Karim has noted that it is not a tool which directs Armenia to make a choice between the EU and the EEU.

Armenia has a will to make reforms in consonant with the demands of the civil society and the obligations assumed before the EU.

The RA Deputy Foreign Minister Karen Nazaryan stated that the RA-EU relations should be compared with the legislative cooperation. The year 2017 for Armenia was marked by signing of the Agreement. The ratification process of the Agreement has begun, and it is designed to complete in spring of the next year. In Mr Nazaryan's word, the RA succeeded to fulfill the assumed obligations. Regarding the entry visa liberalisation process between the RA-EU, it is an important item for the rapprochement. He noted that in the stabilisation of the region the RA would never condition its commitment by external factors. Karen Nazaryan thanked the European Parliament for being faithful to the EU position on the NK problem settlement.

Ambassador, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia Piotr Switalski has noted that the RA-EU relations have a rise, and its recording is genuinely a pleasure.

The RA is the first state which has negotiated with the EU on signing of a new kind of document. The signing of the new Agreement will be a serious impetus for the implementation of the reforms in Armenia. According to the Ambassador, at the end of November it was possible to expand the format of the assistance new programme, by which the EU will increase its support by 20-25 per cent. In the Ambassador's word, the EU has a simple agenda in Armenia aimed at preservation of peace and assistance to reforms. And Armenia has initiated an abitious process of reforms, and the EU considers of first priority the assistance to these processes very important for the future of Armenia.

The Chair of the RA NA Standing Committee on European Integration Naira Zohrabyan, touching upon the impact of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement on the political and economic processes stated the Agreement was signed in the period crucial for the RA. But an Agreement or a Code cannot help, if there is no will of implementing the reforms. Mrs Zohrabyan considered the Agreement as a key being able of opening numerous doors for our country, if it is applied in a right way. In her word, the European Union and Armenia stand at the threshold of the most serious changes, and to implement them we should support each other: today numerous problems face Europe, too. Mrs Zohrabyan has noted that the Nagorno Karabakh is also a European territory, and we should be able to find right approach for protecting the rights of the people living on that territory.

The NA deputies Margarit Yesayan and Edmon Marukyan presented to the European colleagues their observations on the Constitutional reforms and the items concerning the transition to the system of the parliamentary government.

The RA NA deputy Samvel Farmanyan touched upon the reforms of the Electoral Code.

The RA NA deputy Mihran Hakobyan talked about the results of the elections of the parliamentary and local self-government bodies held in Armenia in April and in November 2017.

The report of the RA NA deputy Aram Sargsyan related to democracy, the rule of law and the fundamental principles.

Naira Zohrabyan discussed with the European partners the process of the adoption of the RA draft law on Prevention of Violence in the Family, the Protection of the Persons Subjected to Violence in the Family and Restoration of Solidarity in the Family.

During the exchange of thoughts the European MPs also expressed their viewpoints.

The work of the 17th Meeting of the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee will continue on December 20.


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