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 Monday, October 16 2017 15:24
Marianna Mkrtchyan

The head of Armenian Parliament held a number of meetings with  foreign colleagues

The head of Armenian Parliament held a number of meetings with  foreign colleagues

ArmInfo.Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Ara Babloyan, during his visit to St. Petersburg, met with his colleagues  from Kuwait Marzuk Ali al-Ghanim.

According to the press service of Armenian Parliament, Babloyan  stressed that development of multisectoral relations with the Arab  world among the priorities of the Armenian foreign policy. The sides  noted the recently intensified political dialogue between the two  countries, which is a solid foundation and guarantee for the  development and strengthening of interstate relations in various  fields.

The heads of the legislative bodies of the Republic of Armenia and  Kuwait stressed the need for deepening inter-parliamentary relations,  the activities of parliamentary friendship groups, and effective  interaction on international platforms.

The parties also exchanged opinion on revitalizing trade-economic  relations and expressed hope on productive use of existing non  implemented potential. 

On the same day, Babloyan held a meeting with the head of the Serbian  parliament, Maya Gojkovich, during which he stressed the need for  consistent improvement of bilateral relations, taking into account  the long history of Armenian-Serbian friendly relations. The Speaker  of the Armenian Parliament stressed the importance of forming an  active dialogue between the legislative bodies of the two countries,  exchanging visits of parliamentary friendship groups that can  contribute not only to the development of bilateral cooperation but  also to the interaction and concerted work of Armenia and Serbia in  international structures on a number of issues.

Speaking about regional problems, Babloyan reaffirmed the commitment  of the Armenian side to the settlement of the Karabakh conflict  exclusively by peaceful means through negotiations within the  framework of the OSCE Minsk Group. "Our country attaches importance  to the implementation of activities aimed at creating an atmosphere  of mutual trust: the withdrawal of snipers from the line of contact,  the introduction of mechanisms for investigating incidents, the  application of efforts to strengthen the ceasefire regime," said the  head of the legislative body of Armenia.In turn, Gojkovich also  stressed the need to deepen the inter-parliamentary cooperation  between the two countries, and to interact at various venues.

Speaking about the Karabakh conflict, the head of the Serbian  Parliament stated that Serbia supports Armenia's position on the  peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict. The parties noted the  importance of deepening cooperation between the two states in  different spheres.  Gojkovich invited Babloyan to Serbia. 

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