Political expert: Reports that the Azeri Parliament might adopt a law "On Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan" were just an attempt to see the reaction of the Azeri society, Armenia and the world community
Marat Terterov: Armenia’s long term security will be better served by strengthening economic security, rather than defining national security on the basis of the Tsarist Russian catch-cry “armiya i flot”
Members of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia have been elected to chair 8 of 12 standing committees in the new parliament, with the remaining 4 committees to be chaired by representatives of Prosperous Armenia.
The Committee on State-Legal Issues will be chaired by David Harutyunyan, the Committee on Economic Issues by Vardan Ayvazyan, the Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Issues by Gagik Minasyan, the Committee on Health Care, Maternity and Childhood by Ara Babloyan, the Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport by Artak Davtyan, the Committee on Foreign Relations by Artak Zakaryan, the Committee on Defense, National Security and Internal Affairs by Koryun Nahapetyan - all from Republican Party.
The Committee on European Integration will be chaired by Naira Zohrabyan, the Committee on Agriculture and Environment Protection by Samvel Balasanyan, the Committee on Human Rights and Public Issues by Elinar Vardanyan, the Committee on Territorial Administration and Local Self-Government by Stepan Markaryan - all from Prosperous Armenia.