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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
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“Dear Colleagues,

We are glad to host the Apparatus of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Heads of the RA Diplomatic Missions Abroad in the National Assembly. This Forum is the first one that is held after the democratic revolution held in Armenia on the previous year, when the citizens of our state stood up to call into life our collective wishes – to live in a sovereign, democratic country, where the citizen’s rights and freedoms are protected. And this is the behest that all of us, every public servant is obliged to call into life.

This is one of the most important havens of the development of the Republic of Armenia since independence. This should be an occasion to review, to get new meaning and as a result, re-establish or if necessary, essentially change the state policies in the spheres, including the foreign policy. In this direction, as it has been announced, there have not been and not been designed geo-political guideline changes, but the style of pursuing foreign policy is being changed, perhaps, at least because, if the ambassadors, for example, defend the country without weapon on a special frontline, they cannot defend with the same argument base or act from the same positions or the same method and word stock, which has been essentially changed. And Armenia, as I have already said, has been essentially changed. It has been changed, still maybe not in all directions in terms of final results, but definitely in terms of ideological, philosophical basis on which the state and its all institutes are built, in terms of the basis on which the public relations are built.

According to this, Armenia should be represented to the world as a sovereign subject, realizing its own interests and bravely defending them, at the same time as a subject of international law pursuing partnership and balanced foreign policy, because the guarantees of building a democratic state have already been affirmed in Armenia: the citizens of the Republic of Armenia realize that they serve as the only source of the power.

During these days, please, use the fact of being in Armenia and communicate with our citizens in the street, the citizens that you represent abroad. The citizens of the Republic of Armenia are free than ever, feel being source of power than ever, they are demanding, than ever, they are resolute than ever. This shall be advancing in our work and at the same time the obliging most important factor. The citizens of the Republic of Armenia expect from all of us actions based on completely other values. In this respect I find that the name of the Ambassadors’ Conference is very symbolic: “Values in action: The interests of Armenia in the rapidly changing world.” And, indeed, in the context of the rapidly changing geographical changes it is necessary to steadily observe the national and democratic values and not hurry in our actions for advancing the interests of Armenia’s sovereignty. And it is necessary to feel the pulse of our state, as well as record the most important events for acting well-aimed and well-timed, which conditioned the whole logic of the public-political developments in Armenia.

In this context I would like once again to draw your attention to two other landmark events held during the previous year, which have been considered as a cornerstone for Armenian democracy, which fairly is one of the most important tools being in your diplomatic arsenal.

The first one is the transition of the Republic of Armenia to the parliamentary government model.

The second one – the snap parliamentary elections held in Armenia in December 2018, which have been not only the highest legitimacy among the population of the Republic of Armenia, but also have enjoyed the most meticulous international colleagues’ highest evaluation.

I think that the abovementioned two events condition the role of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia as an institute and the deputies of the National Assembly as members of this representational body not only in Armenia’s inner political, but also foreign political life. It is not accidental that I have begun my speech just with the words “dear colleagues” because the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the deputies of the National Assembly gathered in the hall do the same work, representing the interests of our Motherland. You are confidently aware of the growth of the volume of the parliamentary diplomacy and how it has been intensified, which already, let me tell you, has recorded several tangible results.

Mutual understanding, complementation and mutual aid – this is the formula which, to me, is the pledge of our joint effective work. The MPs gathered here, indeed, should follow the guidelines worked out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the proposing resolutions and the meaningful nuances of various formulations, but they also should take part in the elaboration of those guidelines. They represent the people of the Republic of Armenia. I can re-formulate: they represent the people of the Republic of Armenia with their prior mandate. I can note with satisfaction that during these months we have histories of effective cooperation success and I am sure that today’s discussion will also give its fruits.

Once again let me welcome you, dear colleagues, and wish all of us fruitful discussion for the fulfillment of the national interests of the Republic of Armenia,” the Head of the RA Parliament said.


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...

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...

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

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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