Mirzoyan discusses challenges undermining security in the South Caucasus with the members of the Bundestag committees


YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 7, ARTSAKHPRESS. On February 7, Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan had a meeting with the senior deputies of the German Bundestag’s standing committees on foreign relations, defense, human rights and humanitarian assistance, as well as EU issues. Members of the Germany-South Caucasus Friendship Group also took part in the meeting.

As ARMENPRESS was informed from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister Mirzoyan noted with satisfaction that effective cooperation between Armenia and Germany has been established in various fields. Mirzoyan emphasized the role of parliamentary diplomacy, noting that active Armenian-German inter-parliamentary ties contribute to both the expansion of the bilateral agenda and the raising of important regional issues.

During the discussion, the sides exchanged ideas regarding the democratic reforms implemented in Armenia, in the context of which Minister Mirzoyan highlighted the support provided by Germany and the European Union in the direction of development and implementation of reforms in Armenia.

The participants of the meeting also discussed the challenges undermining security and stability in the South Caucasus. Ararat Mirzoyan presented the details of the humanitarian crisis created in Nagorno Karabakh resulted by the blocking of the Lachin Corridor. In this regard, the Armenian side highly appreciated the clear messages of the members of the Bundestag, including for the reopening of the Lachin Corridor and the restoration of free movement.

Minister Mirzoyan also presented the participants of the meeting with the latest developments in the peace process between Armenia and Azerbaijan, stressing that Azerbaijan’s belligerent rhetoric, maximalist ambitions and aggressive actions undermine Armenia’s efforts to establish stability and peace in the South Caucasus.

The parties also addressed a number of issues related to the further expansion of the Armenia-EU partnership.

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