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EU-Armenia parliamentary cooperation

1 December 2011

The EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC) is a framework for coordinating the cooperation of the Armenian National Assembly with the European Parliament.
On 2-3 October the 12th meeting of the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee was held. The committee paid special attention to topics such as the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Armenia-Turkey relations and the upcoming Armenian parliamentary and presidential elections. The co-chairpersons, Milan Cabrnoch and Naira Zohrabyan, summarised the committee’s efforts during a press conference on 3 October. Milan Cabrnoch stated that the EU had supported ongoing negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh within the scope of the OSCE Minsk Group mandate. The EU representative also announced that the EU would give assistance not only in the implementation of free elections, but also in building the perception of fair and free elections within society.
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, the Head of the Political, Economic, Press and Information Section at the EU Delegation to Armenia, Onno Simons, representatives of different political powers and six deputies from the European Parliament participated in the meeting.

EU-Armenia parliamentary cooperation

The EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC) is a framework for coordinating the cooperation of the Armenian National Assembly with the European Parliament. On 2-3 October the 12th meeting of the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee was held. The committee paid special attention to topics such as the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Armenia-Turkey relations and the upcoming Armenian parliamentary and presidential elections. The co-chairpersons, Milan Cabrnoch and Naira Zohrabyan, summarised the committee’s efforts during a press conference on 3 October. Milan Cabrnoch stated that the EU had supported ongoing negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh within the scope of the OSCE Minsk Group mandate. The EU representative also announced that the EU would give assistance not only in the implementation of free elections, but also in building the perception of fair and free elections within society. The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, the Head of the Political, Economic, Press and Information Section at the EU Delegation to Armenia, Onno Simons, representatives of different political powers and six deputies from the European Parliament participated in the meeting.