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A Lithuania-Artsakh Parliamentary Friendship Group is a milestone event that witnesses the rich history of the Armenian-Lithuanian relations, Shavarsh Kocharyan, Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia, said in an interview with ArmInfo.
He recounted that Lithuania was the first country Armenia signed a memorandum of understanding with, yet when it was officially part of the USSR. So, there are good preconditions of cooperation building on good history. The deputy minister recalled that Lithuania declared independence a bit earlier than Armenia.
"What is different about it is that the Azerbaijani agitprop tried to distort all this for a long period of time and drive a wedge between our countries. However, Baku's attempts proved useless over time. In fact, the parliamentary friendship group was set up," Kocharyan said.
He said that Baku's destructive policy that reminds one of the Middle Ages and is based on lie and xenophobia will sooner or later lead to international recognition of Nagorno Karabakh.
A group of Lithuanian parliamentarians adopted a resolution on setting up of a parliamentary friendship group with Artsakh.
The resolution in particular runs that since Lithuania and Artsakh have always been led by the international law and democratic values in their fight for liberation, taking into account the fact that the right to self-determination is the only guarantee to physical security and people's development, underlining Karabakh's efforts to create a free and democratic nation, the Lithuanian parliamentarians propose to set up a parliamentary friendship group with Artsakh. The original document was handed over to the NKR Foreign Minister, Karen Mirzoyan. Nine members of Seymas, representing various factions, have joined the initiative.