Members of the Armenia-Canada Friendship Group Meet with Canadian
On August 26 the Parliamentary Delegation of Canada met with the
members of the RA NA Armenia-Canada Friendship Group in the National
Welcoming the guest, the Head of the Delegation Hovhannes Sahakyan
noted that the Armenian-Canadian relations share a long history and
are characterized as warm, friendly and cooperative. By the guests’
request Hovhannes Sahakyan touched upon the protocols aimed at the
rapprochement of the Armenian-Turkish relations andTurkey’s policy of
denial. He has underscored that in the rapprochement process of the
Armenian-Turkish relations Turkey sets preconditions, which are
unacceptable for Armenia. Touching upon the issue of international
recognition of the Armenian Genocide, the Head of the Delegation
highlighted the recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide,
which will give an opportunity to exclude the perpetration of new
genocides. The members of the Friendship Group mentioned that the
Armenian-Turkish Protocols 2009 had been frozen by the Turkish
leadership. The Group members, touching upon the Armenia’s blockade,
expressed a view that there shouldn’t be close borders in the 21st
century. Hovhannes Sahakyan touched upon the recent multiple
violations of ceasefire regime along Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan
contact line and the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, and the growth of
provocative and subversive activities by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.
At the meeting the process of Armenia ‘s membership to the Eurasian
Economic Union, necessity of developing the Armenian-EU further
cooperation, regional and geopolitical issues were also touched upon.
On the same day the Parliamentary Delegation of Canada visited the
Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex of Tsitsernakaberd.
The Canadian MPs laid flowers at the Memorial of the 1915 Armenian
Genocide, and bowed and honored with silencethe memory of one and a
half million innocent victims. The guest visited the Armenian Genocide
Museum-Institute, watched the exhibits.