June 16
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The delegation led by Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan, which is on an official visit to Lithuania, met with President of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda.

Greeting the Armenian delegation, Nauseda stated that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Touching upon the Armenia-European Union relations, Nauseda attached importance to the ratification of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement, which entered into force on March 1, 2021. Nauseda conveyed to Mirzoyan his words of support to the families of those who died and were injured during the 44-day war [in Nagorno-Karabakh].

Expressing gratitude for the reception, Mirzoyan highly appreciated the level of dialogue between the two countries, emphasized that they are hinged on mutual respect and voiced hope that the bilateral contacts will intensify again while the pandemic is overcome. Presenting the current situation in regard to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Armenian parliamentary speaker emphasized that it is necessary to resume negotiations in the format of the Co-Chairmanship of the OSCE Minsk Group in order to enshrine the right of the Armenians of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) to self-determination.

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