Nalbandian: Racism and racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance grossly violate human dignity and give rise to tensions within and between societies. That is why the fight against them became one of the main priorities of our chairmanship.
Raffi K. Hovannisian today received a visiting delegation of British legislators headed by John Whittingdale, leader of the British group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. The delegation included Baroness Gloria Hooper and Lord Richard Faulkner of the House of Lords and Harriett Baldwin and Stephen Pound of the House of Commons, Heritage Party reported.
They conferred on current developments in the region and Armenia's domestic and foreign policy priorities, focusing on the Armenian nation's quest for democracy and the rule of law, the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, as well as Mountainous Karabagh's (Artsakh's) quest for international recognition of its sovereignty and integrity.
The officials conveyed their hope that the UK Parliament would ultimately reflect upon these issues in the nearest future.