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Deputy Chairman of the Armenian Parliamentary Commission for Foreign Affairs Alexander Arzumanyan met with Eliska Zigova, Head of North-East Europe Department, Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Czech Ambassador to Armenia Ivan Jestrab was also present at the meeting.
The Armenian parliamentary press service told ArmInfo that Arzumanyan stressed the significance of such meetings, as they are a good basis for development of bilateral relations. The sides pointed out the importance of expansion of cooperation in various formats. As regards the resolution on "Khojalu genocide" adopted by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Czech Parliament, the Czech delegates expressed their regret and stressed that this is not the approach of the Czech Foreign Ministry. Zigova stressed that by accepting the OSCE Minsk Group format, official Prague seeks to conduct a balanced policy.
The sides pointed out the importance of Armenia's policy on European integration and sooner signing of the Association Agreement between Armenia and the EU, as well as the need to deepen the reforms on democracy building. The interlocutors also touched on the past presidential election in Armenia, domestic situation in the republic and regional issues, including the Armenian-Turkish relations and the Karabakh peace process.
Earlier, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Czech Parliament adopted a resolution condemning the "ethnic cleansings" in Khojalu and qualifying the crime as "genocide".