On October 13, the RA NA Deputy Speaker, the Co-Chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Committee on Cooperation between the RA National Assembly and the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus Eduard Sharmazanov met with the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, the Co-Chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Committee Boleslav Pirshtuk within his working visit to Saint Petersburg. The RA NA Permanent Representative to the CIS IPA Hayk Chilingaryan attended the meeting.
During the meeting the sides highlighted the coordinated work of the parliamentarians of the CSTO Member States on the international platforms. In this context the RA NA Deputy Speaker Eduard Sharmazanov particularly noted: “The deputies of the CSTO Member States should support each other on the international platforms and don’t make statements, which do not stem from the CSTO official position. It is inadmissible that the representatives of the CSTO Member State make statements contradicting the ally.”
The interlocutors highlighted the peaceful settlement of the conflicts in the CSTO and the CIS Region. In this context the RA NA Deputy Speaker underlined: “The problem of Artsakh cannot have military solution. On the contrary to Azerbaijani claims we reaffirm that Azerbaijan with its deconstructive policy is a real threat for the regional security. The CSTO deputies should condemn Azerbaijan, as because of their actions people die.” He has also added that Armenophobia is encouraged at state level in Azerbaijan.
Issues concerning the organization of the upcoming sitting of the Inter-Parliamentary Committee on Cooperation between the RA National Assembly and the RB National Assembly were touched upon.