President Vahagn Khachaturyan received the OSCE PA youth delegation
President Vahagn Khachaturyan received the delegates of the OSCE PA network of young parliamentarians. RA NA Member Sargis Khandanyan was also present at the meeting.
Welcoming the guests, President Vahagn Khachaturyan noted that he finds the involvement of young people in the process of establishing parliamentary diplomacy very important. During the meeting, the President presented some pieces of information on the origin and the content of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict to the young delegates of the Parliamentary Assembly. He also touched upon the current possibilities of the settlement of the conflict.
In his speech, President Khachaturyan also touched on the first years of independence of the Republic of Armenia and noted that in that very period, Armenia chose the path of establishing democracy and democratic institutions, and till today, Armenia hasn’t fallen out of that path, surely overcoming hardships and obstacles.
Speaking of the regional realities, the President emphasized that Armenia’s position in reaching sustainable and lasting peace in the South Caucasus is definite and has no alternatives.
The President spoke of the perspectives of the normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations: “Armenia’s position regarding the normalization of the relations with Turkey is lucid: we tend to open the borders without any preconditions and establish diplomatic relations afterwards. We had such an opportunity 13 years ago, yet it didn’t work out due to some circumstances. We hope that this time, we’ll manage to achieve the expected result,” noted the President.
During the meeting, the young delegates of the Parliamentary Assembly expressed their gratitude for the reception and noted that their visit to Armenia impressed them, and they will try to make our relations even closer in the future.