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YEREVAN. – Armenian National Assembly (NA) Vice-Speaker Eduard Sharmazanov on Saturday met with members of the National Union of Yazidis.

They discussed the ongoing violence against the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and the current situation.

The Armenian parliament vice-chair considered this mass violence against the Yazidi population to be unacceptable. He assured that this matter is at the focus of Armenia President Serzh Sargsyan and the ruling Republican Party, and that Armenia stands ready to assist and support the friendly Yazidi people.

National Union of Yazidis President Aziz Tamoyan presented the current situation and thanked the Armenian authorities for their support. He noted that the Yazidi community expects Armenia’s assistance in raising this matter within international organizations.

Sharmazanov likewise underscored the need to raise this matter within international organizations, and expressed willingness to do so in parliamentary platforms, too.

The interlocutors also agreed to regularly meet and discuss matters.


 

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