ArmInfo.Vice Speaker of the National Assembly, head of the Armenia- Slovakia friendship group Edward Sharmazanov met with the head of the Slovakia-Armenia friendship group Dusan Tittel on May 24 during his visit to Slovakia.
According to the press service of the Parliament, the parties turned to the prospects for the development of bilateral relations. In the development of the Armenian-Slovak inter-parliamentary relations, a special role is assigned to the activities of the deputy friendship groups. The importance of effective cooperation of parliamentary delegations of the two countries at international venues was underscored.
The Vice Speaker of the Parliament expressed his gratitude to Titel for his unchanged personal position on the Armenian Genocide issue and the promotion of an exhibition in the Slovak Parliament under the slogan "Parliamentarians against genocides". He highly appreciated the recognition and condemnation by the Slovak parliament of the Armenian Genocide.
Turning to regional developments, Sharmazanov stressed: "We parliamentarians should reject any manifestation of violence and xenophobia, both Turkey and Azerbaijan are carrying out anti-Armenian propaganda, which is unacceptable.
The international community must recognize the inviolable right of the people of Artsakh to self- determination. Artsakh has as many rights to independence as Slovakia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. "