Tuesday, October 15 2019 16:10
Ani Mshetsyan

Mikayel Melkumyan: The Turkish initiative at the session of the World  Inter-Parliamentary Union was rejected

Mikayel Melkumyan: The Turkish initiative at the session of the World  Inter-Parliamentary Union was rejected

ArmInfo.Turkey suffered an "unfortunate" fiasco, putting forward at the very beginning of the session of the World Inter-Parliamentary Union the issue of  introducing into the agenda of the project "Double standards in the  fight against terrorism."

Mikayel Melkumyan, MP from the Prosperous Armenia faction  participating in this session, told reporters on October 15 that  France, in turn, raised the issue of preventing Turkey's invasion of  Syria from participating in the agenda of the new project. "Italy,  Egypt and many other countries also joined the initiative put forward  by France. In turn, the project put forward by the Turkish delegation  gained 4 times less votes and was thereby rejected," Melkumyan noted.

The MP also stressed that the head of the Turkish delegation, after  making this decision, defiantly left the room. "Despite its many  efforts, the international parliamentary community slapped the  Turkish side with its initiative," he said.

"I would like to note that against the initiative put forward by the  Turkish delegation, almost all European countries, as well as Armenia  and China, voted. In turn, some countries in the region, including  Iraq, voted in favor. There were also abstentions,"  Melkumyan.said. 

It should be noted that the delegation of the Armenian parliament was  in Belgrade, where it participated in the session of the World  Inter-Parliamentary Union.

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