RA NA Deputy Speaker Receives the Deputy Speakers of Senate and Chambers of Deputies of Czechia
On April 22, the RA NA Deputy Speaker Eduard Sharmazanov received the Deputy Speaker of the Senate of the Czech Republic Zdeněk Škromach and the Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic Jan Bartošek. The RA NA deputies Margarit Yesayan and Gagik Melikyan also attended the meeting.
Welcoming the guests in parliament the RA NA Deputy Speaker highlighted the participation of the Czech Delegation in the events of the Armenian Genocide anniversary and in the Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide. He expressed hope that soon the Czech Parliament will adopt and condemn the Armenian Genocide, as the condemnation is the best form of prevention. In this context Eduard Sharmazanov has noted that Turkey does not only recognize the Genocide, but it is also the only country that keeping under blockade Armenia encourages Azerbaijan’s terrorist actions in Nagorno Karabakh. During the first days of April in Nagorno Karabakh elderly people became victims of Azerbaijani aggression, a child was killed, and soldiers were beheaded with a handwriting characteristic to ISIL. It is obvious that during 100 years the Caucasian Turks learnt nothing, but nothing has forgotten.
In his word Eduard Sharmazanov has noted that as the civilized mankind has not condemned the Genocide, such crimes shall be repeated. In the RA NA Deputy Speaker’s opinion, the time has come, when Europe shall say its distinct word, making choice between the ideas and material objects. Eduard Sharmazanov has documented that those win who struggle for independence and freedom of its Motherland. And the Artsakh people were born for living free and independent.
Touching upon the situation on the Karabakh-Azerbaijani Line of Contact at the Czech counterparts’ request the RA NA Deputy Speaker has noted that even in the conditions of ceasefire there are new victims.
Thanking his colleague for the warm reception the Deputy Speaker of the Senate of the Czech Republic Zdeněk Škromach has noted that Czechia and Armenia have the same historical experience: the massacre perpetrated in Czechia you cannot call in other way than Genocide. In Zdeněk Škromach’s word, the problem is in its approach, and Czechia as EU member state, shall have its approach. How difficult it is to find the approach, it is clear that we speak about Genocide.
In his word the Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic Jan Bartošek has stated that he follows the events happening in Nagorno Karabakh and is sorry for the military and civilian casualties. He has noted that he has seen the photos of the victims and the weapons used during those days. Jan Bartošek has reiterated that Czechia is for the peaceful settlement.
In the word of the Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, not using the right word about the event the situation is repeated in negative sense. According to Jan Bartošek, what happened between Armenia and Turkey a century ago was not called with the right word, but less are the countries, which adopted and condemned the Genocide. In his word, maybe the time has come that the Czech Republic will have its distinct position in that issue.
After the end of the meeting the Deputy Speakers of two Chambers of the Czech Parliament accompanied by the RA NA Deputy Speaker Eduard Sharmazanov visited Yerablur Pantheon.