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13.03.2019
Ararat Mirzoyan Receives Delegation Led by OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Miroslav Lajčák
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On March 13, the President of the RA National Assembly Ararat Mirzoyan received the delegation led by Miroslav Lajčák, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office.

Welcoming the guests Ararat Mirzoyan expressed conviction that the OSCE led by Miroslav Lajčák would continue the efforts aimed at the international security, the rule of law and protection of human rights, expressing the readiness of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia to support this agenda. The Head of the legislative body expressed gratitude the OSCE/ODIHR and the OSCE PA missions in December 2018 and the given impartial assessments, quoting the assessment voiced by the OSCE Observation Short-Term Mission Special Coordinator and Head, Slovak MP Peter Osusky on the elections, who particularly qualified them as ‘an Armenian wonder.’

Touching upon the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement, Ararat Mirzoyan has underlined that Armenia greatly highlights the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship as an internationally only adopted format in the settlement of the problem. The Head of the parliament especially underlined the necessity of the participation of the Artsakh representatives in the negotiation process.

Miroslav Lajčák has noted that, as OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, assumes the commitment of making efforts in the peaceful settlement of the conflict, adding that we should work also in strengthening the atmosphere of mutual trust. In this context he emphasized the role of the parliamentary diplomacy as a factor promoting the peaceful settlement process of the conflict.

The President of the National Assembly has noted that the settlement is a bilateral process and in the establishment of peace the will of the countries’ authorities and peoples is important. According to him, Armenia in response to the efforts aimed at peace expects similar approach also by the Azerbaijani side. As a Head of the legislative body of the Republic of Armenia, Ararat Mirzoyan expressed his positive attitude on more effectively using the platform of the parliamentary diplomacy in the context of the peaceful settlement of conflicts.

In the opinion of the President of the National Assembly, we should continuously add the visits of the Minsk Group Co-Chairs and experts to Artsakh for getting familiarized with the problems on the spot.

During the meeting the sides touched upon the process of the electoral reforms, the legislators’ frequent contacts on the international parliamentary platforms and the exchange of experience.

With regards to the Armenian-Slovak bilateral relations the sides underlined the great potential of their deepening, and the expecting establishment of the Embassy of Slovakia in Armenia also would greatly promote it.


13.03.2019
At Extraordinary Sittings of RA NA Standing Committees
On March 13, at the extraordinary sitting moderated by Vladimir Vardanyan the RA NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs debated and endorsed the draft law on Amending the RA Law on Public Service.The key speaker, the RA Deputy Minister of Justice Suren Krmoyan noted that the RA law on the ...

13.03.2019
Parliament Convenes Extraordinary Sitting
On March 13, under the Article 100 of the RA Constitution and the Article 41 of the RA Constitutional Law the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly, the parliament convened an extraordinary sitting and two draft laws were included in the agenda.The RA Minister of Transport, Communication and I...

13.03.2019
Panel Discussion on Democratic Control of the RA Armed Forces Begins in National Assembly Held
On March 13, in the Gilded Hall of the RA National Assembly within the framework of NATO Week a Panel Discussion on the theme Democratic Control of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia was held, where the NA deputies, representatives of the RA Government, diplomatic corps, the civil society a...



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