PACE President to arrive in Armenia July 22


PACE President to arrive in Armenia July 22
19.07.2008 14:48 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Lluis Maria de Puig, President of the Parliamentary
Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), is to make an official visit
to Armenia from 22 to 25 July to deepen cooperation between Armenia
and the Assembly and to promote implementation of the Assembly’s
Resolutions 1609 and 1620.

Following on from the recent visit of the Council of Europe
Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr de Puig intends to assess, in
particular, the credibility of the enquiry into the events on 1-2
March, and will urgently raise the issue of people detained in
connection with these events. Following his recent visit to
Azerbaijan, he will also discuss the latest political developments
concerning the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, the CoE communication unit

Meetings are foreseen with the President of the Republic, the Speaker
of the National Assembly, the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister,
among others, as well as Armenia’s Human Rights Defender and the
members of the ad hoc committee looking into the causes of the events
in March. Mr de Puig will also meet representatives of parties in the
parliament, including the Heritage faction, and former President Levon