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Speaker of the Armenian Parliament held meetings with the delegations  of the observation missions of the IPA CIS, OSCE / ODIHR and the CSTO  PA

Speaker of the Armenian Parliament held meetings with the delegations  of the observation missions of the IPA CIS, OSCE / ODIHR and the CSTO  PA

ArmInfo.The Chairman of the National Assembly of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan yesterday held meetings with the delegations of the observation mission of the  Interparliamentary Assembly (IPA) of the CIS, the observation mission  of the OSCE / ODIHR and the observation mission of the Parliamentary  Assembly (PA) of the CSTO, who arrived in Armenia to observe the  early parliamentary elections.

As reported by the press service of the Armenian parliament, at the  meeting with the IPA CIS delegation, Mirzoyan noted that the Armenian  side attaches great importance to the presence of the observation  mission in Armenia, and reaffirmed the adherence of the ruling  majority to the organization of free, fair and transparent elections.  The Speaker of the National Assembly informed that the decision to  hold early parliamentary elections was taken by all three  parliamentary forces with the aim of restoring and strengthening  internal stability in Armenia.

Taking this opportunity, the head of parliament presented to the CIS  partners the processes that took place after the adoption of the  trilateral statement on November 9, 2020. They touched upon the  violation by Azerbaijan of the points of the statement, the delay in  the process of repatriation of prisoners of war and other detainees,  as well as the fact of Azerbaijan's invasion of the territory of the  Republic of Armenia and the need to withdraw the Azerbaijani military  from Armenia.

The head of the IPA CIS observation mission Igor Komarovsky thanked  Mirzoyan for the invitation and presented the work already done by  the observation mission.

General Secretary of the IPA CIS Dmitry Kobitsky expressed hope that  early parliamentary elections will bring stability and progress to  Armenia. He conveyed greetings on behalf of the Chairperson of the  Federation Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko.

At a meeting with the Head of the OSCE / ODIHR Observation Mission   Eoghan Murphy and Deputy Head Stefan Krause, Mirzoyan, noting the  presence of a large OSCE / ODIHR Observation Mission in Armenia,  stressing the state's commitment to holding free, fair, transparent   and democratic elections.  Eoghan Murphy stated that during this   time all state institutions have actively cooperated and supported  the work of the mission, saying that tomorrow, in addition to  long-term observers, another 300 short-term observers will carry out  an observation mission at polling stations in Yerevan and in all  regions of Armenia.  At the same time, at a meeting with members of  the CSTO PA observation mission, the NA Speaker highly appreciated  the organization's readiness to conduct an observation mission in  Armenia and assured that the elections will be free and transparent,  in accordance not only with the RA legislation, but also with  international standards. The head of the observation mission, deputy  chairman of the Commission on International Affairs, Defense and  Security of the Kyrgyz Parliament, Kanybek Imanaliev, said that they  had already met with a number of political forces involved in the  electoral process. He also stressed the importance of the existing  trust in the conduct of fair elections. Welcoming Mirzoyan on behalf  of the chairman of the Mejlis of Kazakhstan Nurlan Nigmatulin, member  of the mission, secretary of the Commission on International Affairs,  Defense and Security Mukhtar Tildabekuly Yerman expressed hope that a  new page in Armenia's development will open following the results of  the early parliamentary elections. During the meeting A. Mirzoyan  touched upon the situation after the tripartite statement of November  9, exchanged views on the agenda of the upcoming meeting of the CSTO  PA Council.


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