Monday, April 29 2013

European Parliament Member: Artsakh - lighthouse of freedom founded on blood and victims of war

European Parliament Member: Artsakh - lighthouse of freedom founded on blood and victims of war

Artsakh - lighthouse of freedom founded on blood and victims of the war, said Head of the European Parliament's EU-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group, Dr. Eleni Theocharous, at the Nagorno Karabakh Republic National Assembly, the NKR NA press-service told ArmInfo. Earlier, members of the group visited NKR.

The Greek parliamentarian said that she was in Artsakh 25 years ago and now she is back to NKR as a member of the European Parliament and addresses the brave people of Artsakh at their Parliament. She said hat Artsakh is a prospering democracy and a country where people believe in freedom.  People fulfilled their duties of self-determination and freedom and they have managed to create a system of values based on the principles existing in the western civilization, she said. The parliamentarian said that as members of the European parliament they should work to prevent repetition of the history and preserve Artsakh free and proud.

A member of the French Parliament Valerie Boyer, in turn, said that Artsakh is based on the principles of freedom, democracy and self-determination, and the world should see how those principles are displayed in the NKR public.

"We must work together at the political, social, and cultural levels to help Artsakh and the people of Artsakh achieve justice and recognition they deserve," she said.

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