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01.07.2019
Speech by RA NA President Ararat Mirzoyan at Opening of Second International Forum “Development of Parliamentarism” in Moscow
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“Dear Vyacheslav Volodin,

Dear Mr Tolstoy, Mr Lavrov,

Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,

First of all, let me thank the Speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin for the invitation to take part in the works of the Forum, the Chairman of the Organizational Committee Mr Tolstoy for the warm reception and the wonderful organization of the event.

I am sure that in such authoritative International Forum we expect constructive exchange of thoughts on the key items of parliamentary cooperation. The institute of parliamentarism plays a special role in the state administration system. The very parliamentarians have authority to present the citizens' interests and to protect the human rights.

It is impossible but not to mention about such most important mechanisms of providing accounatbility in the state bodies, as the parliamentary monitoring and oversight.

The role of parliamentary diplomacy is vividly expressed in the modern system of international relations. And let me briefly touch upon this last principle of the international diplomacy.

In the modern world the role of parliamentary diplomacy is evident.  in the international relations and in establishing stable dialogue between the power and the society. In general, the mechanisms of inter-parliamentary communication now more than ever are in demand for effectively counteracting against such challenges, as terrorism, intolerance, illegal migration and climatic changes., fight against poverty and
inequlaity, fake information.

Our efforts to strengthen the international and the regional security within the framework of inter-parliamentary cooperation should be directed to the formation of the legislation counteracting the security challenges and threats, the activation of parliamentary cooperation, the enhancement of the regional parliamentary structures, and the expansion of cooperation with other international organizations.

In this context I would like to especially underline the role of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the ancient and the greatest international platform, the work of which is based on the legally equal, multi-branch dialogue. In general, the international parliamentary organizations are considered to be one of the effective platforms of the advancement of the united agenda and the elaboration of joint decisions.

Making use of this opportunity on behalf of all Armenian parliamentarians I would like to stress with joy the fact that the Russian delegation has again started its work in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, I am sure that the effective and well coordinated work of our delegations will give its results.

We are against the attempts of solving the conflicts through military means and we welcome the initiatives, which are aimed at the establishment of sustainable peace. With regards to this, I shall underscore that we continue to be for exclusively peaceful settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, in case of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries' mediatory efforts, based on the principles and norms of the international law and the UN Charter. The settlement of the problem should be based on the respect of indisputable right of secure and free living.

Unfortunately, the bellicose rhetoric and the danger of resuming the military actions also dilapidate the bases of the regional security and stability, which contradict the peaceful settlement process, making the perspectives of the peoples' peaceful co-existence harder to reach. And here we are called on to play a leading role in the inter-parliamentary diplomacy, speaking on behalf of citizens and about their interests.

Dear participants of the Forum, I would like to reiterate that the basis of lasting peace, security and stable development can be only the open and constructive dialogue. Joint efforts are necessary for the cultures of inter-state dialogue, mutual agreement and mutual compromise. The deputies of the National Assembly of Armenia are open for exchange of experience, as well as in bilateral and multilateral formats with their colleagues.

Thank you for your attention,” the Head of the Parliament noted.


24.10.2019
Ararat Mirzoyan Delivers a Speech at PACE European Conference of Presidents of Parliament
“Distinguished Madam President, Distinguished Madam Secretary General, Dear colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a real honor for me to be here tod...

29.08.2019
Ararat Mirzoyan’s Speech During the Meeting with the Participants of Annual Conference of RA MFA Apparatus and Heads of RA Diplomatic Missions Abroad
“Dear Colleagues,We are glad to host the Apparatus of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Heads of the RA Diplomatic Missions Abroad...

18.07.2019
Ararat Mirzoyan’s Speech in the Leadership Forum Held in Washington: Reasserting the Independence of the Legislature in the Face of Rising Authoritarianism
“The rise of the authoritarianism has been already noted in the early 2000s across the globe. At the same time, we all understand very well that this ...

05.07.2019
Speech by NA President Ararat Mirzoyan in the House of Representatives of Cyprus
“Distinguished Mr Syllouris,Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,It is a great honour for me today to deliver a speech before the House of Representa...

24.05.2019
Ararat Mirzoyan’s Speech during Parliamentary Hearing Titled “The Perspectives in the Application of Transitional Justice Instruments in Armenia”
Let me express my gratitude to you for responding to my appeal and providing such representational participation in this hearing. I can confidently in...

23.04.2019
RA NA Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan Sends Condolence Message to Speaker of Parliament of Sri Lanka
The RA NA Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan sent condolence message to the Speaker of the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Karu Jaya...

13.04.2019
Ararat Mirzoyan Sends Letter of Acknowledgement to President of Chamber of Deputies of Italy
Ararat Mirzoyan sent a letter of acknowledgment to the President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Republic of Italy Roberto Fico. The letter of ackno...

12.03.2019
Ararat Mirzoyan’s Address to the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament on the 100th Anniversary of the Formation of Parliamentarism in the Country
Distinguished Mr Irakli Kobakhidze,On behalf of the deputies of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia and on my own behalf I cordially cong...

06.02.2019
Ararat Mirzoyan Continues Receiving Congratulations on Being Elected NA President from His Foreign Colleagues and Heads of Inter-Parliamentary Organizations
The Speaker of the National Assembly of Bulgaria Tsveta Karayancheva, the President of the German Bundestag Wolfgang Schäuble, the President of the De...

02.02.2019
RA NA President’s Condolence Message to Yezidi People on Death of Yezidis’ Spirtual Leader Mire Mir Tahsin Beg
“I learnt with deep pain on the death of the spiritual leader of the Yezidis of the world Mire Mir Tahsin Beg.Tahsin Beg was firmly related to the sta...

28.01.2019
RA NA President Ararat Mirzoyan’s Congratulatory Address on Army Day
“Dear compatriots, I congratulate all of us on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the creation of the Armenian Army.The creation of the Armenian ...

17.01.2019
Ararat Mirzoyan Continues Receiving Congratulatory Addresses
On the occasion of being elected in the position of the President of the RA National Assembly the Speaker of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of...

14.01.2019
NA President of Artsakh Republic Ashot Ghulyan Congratulates Ararat Mirzoyan on Being Elected RA NA President
“Distinguished Mr Mirzoyan, please accept my sincere congratulations on being elected RA NA President. During its one-century activity the Parliament ...


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