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Czech parliamentarian: Over recent years, the position of the  Armenian side in the settlement of the Artsakh conflict has become  more acceptable in the Czech Republic

Czech parliamentarian: Over recent years, the position of the  Armenian side in the settlement of the Artsakh conflict has become  more acceptable in the Czech Republic

ArmInfo. On September 22, Vice-Speaker of the National Assembly, head of the Armenia-Czech parliamentary friendship group Eduard Sharmazanov met with the  delegation of the Czech parliament headed by Robin Bonisch. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Armenia Petr Mikyska also attended the meeting.

Sharmazanov greeted the guests and congratulated Bonisch on receiving  the high award of the President of the Republic of Armenia - the  medal "Mkhitar Gosh" and stressed that his personal contribution to  the development of inter-parliamentary relations and the adoption by  the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament on April 25, 2017 of  the resolution on recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

"Your initiative was the initiative of a courageous man, faithful to  ideological and democratic values, which was appreciated by our  country, authorities and people," said the vice speaker of the  National Assembly.

Touching upon the stable development of the relations between the two  countries, Eduard Sharmazanov noted that this is a good example of  how Armenia, being a part of the EEU, can have developing relations  with the EU member states. In this context, the Vice Speaker  expressed his readiness to continue promoting the further development  and deepening of the Armenian-Czech inter-parliamentary relations.

Sharmazanov touched upon the Armenian-Turkish relations and the  settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. "Our message to the  civilized world is clear: Turkey's preconditions, its whims in  football diplomacy are unacceptable for us in the Armenian-Turkish  relations." In Erdogan's view, we see an incomprehensible and  retreating administration," Sharmazanov said, adding that Azerbaijan  continues the ideological line of Turkey.

As for the Karabakh problem, according to the NA Vice Speaker, the  speech of the President of Azerbaijan at the UN General Assembly  showed that the Azerbaijan, which openly propagandizes Armenanphobia,  whose whole ideology relies on racism and Armenian-hatred.

The Vice Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia confirmed that  Armenia is committed to democratic values and is steadily moving  towards the development of democracy. Robin Bonish congratulated the  Armenian people on the 26th anniversary of the Independence of the  Republic of Armenia. "I've been visiting Armenia for 10 years and  loved your country very much. Yesterday I noticed what changes have  taken place over the past year, how your country has developed," said  the head of the Czech-Armenia friendship group.

Speaking about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, he noted: "Over the  past few years, the position of the Armenian side in the settlement  of the Artsakh conflict has become more acceptable in the Czech  Republic."

After the meeting with the vice speaker, the members of the Czech  delegation visited the Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex and honored  the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide.

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