February 17
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YEREVAN. – Armenia’s Parliament Speaker Samvel Nikoyan received on Friday members of the French Senate Philippe Marini, Sophie Joissains and Bernard Fournier.

Nikoyan stressed the importance of their visit to Nagorno-Karabakh, claiming Artsakh and its people have gained their right of living in freedom and they should not be neglected from the international community, parliamentary press service informs Armenian

“Democracy is the key competitive privilege of Karabakh,” Nikoyan said thanking all those French Senators who voted for the bill criminalizing denial of the Armenian Genocide.

Senator Marini claimed he is impressed by the visits to Karabakh and Armenia.

At the same time, Senator Joissains stated she was impressed to see in Karabakh strong youth, who stand for their history, culture and universal values. Besides, the Senator claimed that works are run to declare Karabakh’s capital city Stepanakert and France’s Aix-en-Provence twin cities.

The parties also touched upon political, economic, and cultural bilateral relations.

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