Speaker of the National Assembly (NA) of Armenia, Alen Simonyan, on Monday received Bertrand Bouyx, the head of the French delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the NA informed.
Welcoming the guest, the NA speaker lauded the warm relations and effective cooperation established between the Armenian and the French delegations at PACE. Also, Simonyan thanked the France-Armenia friendship group consisting of 97 MPs, of which Bouyx is also an active member, for the pro-Armenia activities.
The interlocutors reflected on the deepening and strengthening relations between Armenia and the EU, their dialogue on the liberalization of visas, the possibilities of intensifying their bilateral economic ties, and the steady implementation of democratic processes in Armenia. According to Bertrand Bouyx, it is inspiring that despite the difficult events that took place, democracy in Armenia is strong and visible. Also, the head of the French delegation in the PACE said the ratification of the Rome Statute by the Armenian parliament was an important step.
Speaking about the challenges in Armenia’s region, the parties exchanged views on the progress of negotiations on the peace treaty to be signed between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the immediate return of Armenian captives held in Azerbaijan, and the normalization of Armenia-Turkey relations.
The French guest reaffirmed that his country is committed to Armenian-French friendship and stands with Armenia at this difficult moment.