Inese Lībiņa-Egnere to Deputy Speaker of Armenian parliament: Strengthening parliamentary cooperation important for both countries

Baltic Legal Updates, Latvia
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Inese Lībiņa-Egnere to Deputy Speaker of Armenian parliament:
Strengthening parliamentary cooperation important for both countries


Riga: The Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia has issued the
following media release:

On Friday, 15 December, Inese Lībiņa-Egnere, Deputy Speaker of the
Saeima, met at the Saeima with Eduard Sharamazanov, Deputy Speaker of
the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia. Lībiņa-Egnere noted
that 2017 is a symbolic year in the Latvian-Armenian cooperation as it
marks the 25th anniversary since diplomatic relations were established
between the two countries. “This is a good time to look back on what
has been achieved so far and energise our parliamentary cooperation.
It plays a special role in the context of strengthening political
dialogue and sharing experiences,” Deputy Speaker Lībiņa-Egnere told
her Armenian counterpart.

Andrejs Klementjevs, Secretary of the Saeima, also participated in the
meeting of the two Deputy Speakers.

Lībiņa-Egnere and Sharamazanov discussed the role parliamentary
contacts play in promoting closer cooperation in other areas. The
Deputy Speaker of the Armenian parliament thanked the Latvian
representatives for their efforts in strengthening parliamentary
relations between the two countries and invited them to visit Armenia.

The Latvian side praised the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership
Agreement between the European Union and Armenia, signed on 24
November. Deputy Speaker Sharamazanov emphasised that the Agreement
attests to Armenia’s loyalty to the values of democracy and human
rights, and reflects the institutional reforms carried out so far.

Lībiņa-Egnere and Klementjevs spoke with Sharamazanov about current
domestic events in both countries, as well as developments in the
region. As regards the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Latvian side
emphasised their support for a peaceful resolution of the conflict
based on international law. The Minsk Group is the only format for
seeking a solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Latvian side
stated.

Deputy Speaker Sharamazanov is accompanied on his visit by two MP of
the Armenian parliament:  Samvel Farmanyan and Suren Manukyan.

During their visit to the Saeima, the Armenian delegation also met
with Lolita Čigāne, Chair of the European Affairs Committee of the
Saeima, and members of the Committee, as well as Sergejs Potapkins,
Chair of the Saeima Group for Interparliamentary Relations with
Armenia, and the members of the Group.

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