PACE FULLY SUPPORTS THE PRIORITIES OF THE ARMENIAN CHAIRMANSHIP
“The Parliamentary Assembly shares and supports the priorities of
the Armenian Chairmanship, which are fully in keeping with our main
lines of action,” said PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon, speaking
today at the opening of the meeting of the Standing Committee in
Yerevan, citing in particular action to prevent racism, xenophobia
and extremism in general, and the promotion of intercultural dialogue.
“The Armenian Chairmanship and the subsequent Azerbaijani Chairmanship
in 12 months’ time present a unique opportunity for both countries,
and for the Council of Europe, to strengthen pan-European co-operation
and respect for our values, notably by stepping up the search for
solutions to ‘frozen conflicts’, and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
in particular,” he said.
“As parliamentarians and PACE members, we have a duty to promote
political reconciliation and dialogue between elected representatives
through parliamentary diplomacy,” he concluded.