YEREVAN. – President of the National Assembly (NA) of Armenia, Alen Simonyan, on Monday received new French Ambassador Anne Louyot, the NA informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.
The parliament speaker emphasized Armenia’s multifaceted collaboration with France, adding that he is personally ready to make all the efforts in the deepening and dynamic development of these relations.
Also, Simonyan noted with gratitude the numerous resolutions and calls by the two houses of the French parliament condemning the Azerbaijani-Turkish military aggression against Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) last fall and the need for recognition of Artsakh, as well as the fourth French parliamentary delegation’s visit to both Armenia and Artsakh.
The NA chairman highlighted the need for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict’s final and fair settlement within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, and the recognition of Artsakh's status based on its right to self-determination.
Their meeting focused on the activities of the parliaments of the two countries, which play an important role in developing and enriching the political dialogue between Armenia and France.
The new French ambassador, for her part, stressed that the National Assembly is considered the center of democracy, and she expressed readiness to further contribute to the deepening of the strong cooperation formed with the legislature of Armenia.