ArmInfo. Members of the Armenia-Poland Friendship Group during their visit and meetings in Warsaw expressed their concern over the statement by the Foreign Minister of this country, Jacek Czaputowicz in Baku, about recognizing the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. The member of the Armenian delegation Anush Begloyan stated this at a press conference.
"This statement caused our concern, because against the background of the mention of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, he did not say a word about the people's right to self-determination. We conveyed our concern to the staff of the Polish Foreign Ministry, who promised to continue to be more constructive in their statements," the MP stressed.
In the incident, Begloyan blamed the Armenian parliamentary diplomacy, which, by its definition, is at a low level. "During the joint meetings of our friendship group, the impression was that the Poles did not realize that a revolution had taken place in Armenia and continue to see us as people who have direct ties with the former authorities," the MP said. She noted henceforth Armenian parliamentarians intend to activate parliamentary diplomacy and move more actively towards the development of relations with the EU countries.
According to Begloyan, during the joint meetings, the sides discussed bilateral relations between Armenia and Poland, as well as Armenia and the EU. "In particular, the topics of visa liberalization were raised and the Karabakh issue. The Poles took an active interest in the situation in the region. We also told them in detail about the internal political events in Armenia. The Polish side presented its approaches to the development of bilateral relations", the MP stressed.
Referring to the liberalization of the visa regime with the EU, the MP stressed that it is definitely not worth expecting this in 2020. "Don't bank on it, because the world is changing, changes are also taking place in Europe, and the view that the visa regime will be liberalized immediately after the signing of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement, however, we are not working in this direction, both at the level of parliamentary diplomacy and at the level of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia. I think, nevertheless, in the near future we will achieve progress in this matter, "the MP stressed.