Leaders of Armenian and Cypriot parliaments condemn Turkey’s actions


July 5, 2019 – 12:45 AM

PanARMENIAN.Net – Speaker of the Armenian National Assembly Ararat Mirzoyan and Speaker of the Cyprus House of Representatives Dimitris Siluris discussed Thursday July 4 in Nicosia of the problem of Nagorno-Karabakh and the actions of Turkey in the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus.

Addressing the issue of Karabakh, Mirzoyan said that the status and security of Nagorno-Karabakh are the main priorities of Armenia and the problem cannot be solved without the decisive words of Nagorno-Karabakh, which is the main party in the conflict. The peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, under the auspices of the mandate of the international community, the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, has been and remains the only format.

The Cyprus House of Representatives is the first in Europe in 1975 and the second in the world to recognize the Armenian Genocide, moreover, in 2015, unanimously adopted a resolution criminalizing the denial of the Armenian Genocide, and on April 24 is a state of the nation’s memorial day. It is with the same conviction that on March 24, 2015, the RA National Assembly unanimously adopted a declaration condemning the genocide perpetrated against the Greek Cypriots and Assyrians by the Ottoman Empire.

Regarding the Cypriot problem, the president of the NA reaffirmed the support of the Armenian side in Cyprus. The parties condemned Turkey’s encroachments into the exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Cyprus, which undermine regional security and stability.

On behalf of the RA National Assembly, Ararat Mirzoyan expressed his gratitude to the members of the House of Representatives of Cyprus for the ratification of the Comprehensive and Enhanced RA-EU Agreement on June 28 this year.

Welcoming the delegation led by Mirzoyan, Demetris Syllouris highlighted the centuries-old Armenian-Cypriot historical and cultural ties, which are seen as a basis for achieving cooperation from the current high level to deepening and practical level. role of the Armenian community of Cyprus in the economic and public life of the country.

Demetris Syllouris reaffirmed the support of Cyprus on issues of all principles to the Armenian side.

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