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In contrast to Azerbaijan, Armenia sees the process of Karabakh conflict settlement only through exclusively peaceful ways, on the basis of the peoples' right to self-determination. Vice President of the Armenian National Assembly (NA) Eduard Sharmaza...

Sharmazanov: Armenia and Kuwait strive for peaceful co-existence and neighborhood

In contrast to Azerbaijan, Armenia sees the process of Karabakh conflict settlement only through exclusively peaceful ways, on the basis of the peoples’ right to self-determination.

Vice President of the Armenian National Assembly (NA) Eduard Sharmazanov made the aforementioned statement at the meeting with the delegation headed by Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs of Kuwait, Minister of Justice Yaqoub Abd-Almohsen Al-Sane’a.

The meeting was also attended by the Armenian Ambassador to Kuwait Fadey Charchoghlyan and Kuwait Ambassador to Armenia Bassam Muhammad al-Kabandi.

Welcoming the guests, Sharmazanov highly praised the traditional warm relations between the two friendly countries. He also noted that despite the existing strong partnership relations, there are areas which have a potential and opportunities for development.

The Vice President thanked Kuwait for the humanitarian step of gifting a second homeland to the Armenian refugees who survived the Genocide. He expressed conviction that the Kuwait minister’s visit to Armenia will serve as another stimulus for developing the already formed ties and implementing new and mutually beneficial programs. In this context, the interlocutors attached importance to the activation of reciprocal visits and cooperation between the parliamentary friendship groups.

At the meeting, Sharmazanov also touched on terrorist acts and extremism, which have become wide-spread in the entire world, as well as the settlement of the Karabakh conflict. According to him, the terrorism has neither a nationality nor a faith. The Vice President condemned the terror attacks which took place in Brussels several hours ago, resulting in the deaths and injuries of innocent people. In Sharmazanov’s words, it’s necessary to unite the efforts in fighting against these acts of xenophobia.

Touching on the Karabakh conflict, Sharmazanov noted that in contrast to Azerbaijan, Armenia sees the process of Karabakh conflict settlement only through exclusively peaceful ways, in the OSCE Minsk Group format. In this context, he informed the guests that Turkey has been keeping Armenia in blockade for already 23 years, which is merely inacceptable in the 21st century. The Vice President also stressed that Armenia is for the peaceful co-existence with its neighbors and relations without preconditions, while the same cannot be said about Turkey. Moreover, he noted that Armenia and Kuwait strive for peaceful co-existence and neighborhood in their respective regions.

For his part, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs of Kuwait, Minister of Justice Yaqoub Abd-Almohsen Al-Sane’a also underscored the importance of enhancing ties and activating the parliamentary cooperation and reciprocal visits.

Besides, he noted that both Armenia and Kuwait run peaceful policy in their respective regions. According to the Minister, it’s necessary to unite the efforts in the fight against terrorist acts and extremism.

By the end of the meeting, Mr Al-Sane’a invited Vice Preisdent Eduard Sharmazanov to visit Kuwait.

Source: News Am

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