Human Rights Defender (HRD) Kristinne Grigoryan and French Ambassador Anne Louyot visited Syunik Province of Armenia Wednesday, Armenian News-NEWS.am has learned from the office of the Defender.
They met with Syunik’s governor Robert Ghukasyan, the head of the Goris community Arush Arushanyan and other representatives of the region’s governorate and municipality.
The topic of the discussion was the damage caused to the population of the region as a result of the aggression of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces between September 13-15.
The governor thanked Defender Kristinne Grigoryan and Ambassador Anne Louyot for the visit and the work they have done, then presented the current situation, and noted the security issues and problems of residents.
Together they visited the settlements affected by the Azerbaijani aggression in Verishen, Karashen, Vaghatur, Aghitu, and Noravan settlements and met a wounded civilian in Verishen.
Defender Grigoryan thanked the governor and the head of the Goris community for the effective cooperation with the HRD team during this period and once again emphasized the importance of community visits, meetings with residents, and recordings of the numerous and continuous violations of human rights on the spot.
Ambassador Anne Louyot expressed her gratitude to the HRD for her large-scale and important work and discussed cooperation programs with the governor.
The ambassador emphasized this opportunity to communicate with the people affected by the attack and to visit the communities and expressed her willingness to support the programs aimed at the development of Syunik Province.