The National Assembly of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) and the House of Representatives of Cyprus have agreed on developing and deepening cooperation in the frameworks of a parliamentary friendship group.
The decision was made earlier today at a working discussions attended by the heads of standing committees and the leaders of parliamentary factions.
Opening the meeting, President of the Nagorno-Karabakh National Assembly Artur Tovmasyan announced the plan for creating the cooperation platform.
The framework of partnership involves members of the Cypriot parliament, municipality officials, and renowned politicians and scholars, according to an official press release.
“To shift the cooperation into the practical domain, I find it important to form a friendship framework with Cyprus in Artsakh under the umbrella of the Artsakh parliament,” Tovmasyan said in his address.
Announcing the members of the recently launched body, the parliament speaker also expressed hope that it will be expanded in the future, contributing to both the international recognition of Artsakh and the tightening of the relations with Cyprus.
Summing up his speech, Tovmasyan extended his words of appreciation and gratitude to the National Assembly and the Foreign Ministry of Artsakh, as well as the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy and the Armenian National Committee of Cyprus for an invaluable support to the initiative.