Monday, September 16 2019 12:33
Marianna Mkrtchyan

French parliamentarian: Regardless of Baku`s threats, we will  continue visits to Artsakh

French parliamentarian: Regardless of Baku`s threats, we will  continue visits to Artsakh

ArmInfo. President of the National Assembly of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan received a delegation of the French parliament led by Guy Tesien, chairman of the  France-Artsakh friendship circle.

As ArmInfo was informed in the press service of the RA Parliament,  Mirzoyan expressed gratitude to the French parliamentarian for  visiting Artsakh these days, noting that this assistance is extremely  important for Armenia.

In turn, the head of the French delegation shared his impressions of  the visit to Artsakh, stressing that it is extremely important for  them on the spot familiarize yourself with the living conditions in  Nagorno- Karabakh. "It is extremely important for us to see the  progress of this small country. Having talked with people, we  realized that they want to live peacefully on their land, with strong  borders and are ready to even die for this," Tesien said. At the same  time, he added that regardless of the threats of Baku, they will  continue visits to Artsakh in order to facilitate the peace process  and expressed hope that Nagorno- Karabakh will receive international  recognition.

Tisien also emphasized that France promotes democratic processes in  Armenia. The vice-chairman of the France-Armenia friendship group  also touched upon the deepening of inter-parliamentary cooperation,  and interaction within the OSCE.

The French delegation also held talks with Armenian Foreign Minister  Zohrab Mnatsakanyan. Welcoming the members of the delegation, the  latter expressed his gratitude for the determination and consistency  in deepening and developing the Armenian-French friendship.

At the meeting, the sides touched upon inter-MFA cooperation and  interaction within the framework of the International Organization of  Francophonie. Mnatsakanyan emphasized that the IOF is a good platform  for international and regional cooperation.

At the meeting, the parties touched on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.  The Armenian Foreign Minister noted that Yerevan highly appreciates  the efforts of Paris, as co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, to resolve  the conflict.

The meeting also focused on the visit of French parliamentarians to  Artsakh. Mnatsakanyan thanked the French parliamentarians for their  principled position and determination on human rights issues, noting  that Artsakh is primarily people for whom all fundamental human  rights and freedoms should be available without discrimination. It  was also emphasized that the visit of the French parliamentarians to  Artsakh is a demonstration of solidarity with respect to universal  human rights.

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