INTERPARLIAMENTARY RELATIONS
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National Assembly of the 5th convocation
Elections’ day: May 23, 2010
Term: June 10, 2010 – May 21, 2015

 

July 1, 2010 – A meeting with the representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy took place in the NKR National Assembly.

July 28-29, 2010 – Vice President of the NKR National Assembly Arthur Tovmasyan was in Yerevan on a working visit. The Vice Presidents of the Parliament of Armenia Arevik Petrosyan and Samvel Nikoyan received the Vice President of the NKR National Assembly.

August 18, 2010 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received a Member of the UK House of Commons Steven Pound, escorted by the member of the UK office of Hay Dat Sevan Artin.

September 17, 2010 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the President of Armenian Athletic Federation, twice European champion, legendary long jumper and record-holder Robert Emmiyan.

September 18, 2010 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received a group of Diaspora young people.

September 26 – October 2, 2010 – A parliamentary delegation led by the NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan was in the United States on a working visit. The delegation had meetings in the Permanent Representation of Armenia to the United Nations, Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America in New York.

The delegation met with the U.S. co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Robert Bradtke, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Howard Berman, Representatives Jackie Speier, and Steve Rotman, the leadership of the Washington office of Hay Dat (ANCA) and Armenian Assembly of America (AAA) in Washington.

A solemn event dedicated to the 19th anniversary of the proclamation of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic took place in the United States Capitol. The event was organized with the support of the Co-chairs of the Armenian Caucus, Congressmen Frank Pallone, and Mark Kirk, Embassy of Armenia to the United State, Permanent Representation of Artsakh in the U.S. and American Armenian grassroots organisations. The NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan, Ambassador of Armenia to the United States Tatul Margaryan, Congressmen made speeches during the event.

Within the visit program, Ashot Ghoulyan met with the experts on the South Caucasus in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 

September 27, 2010 – Vice President of the NKR National Assembly Arthur Tovmasyan met with the Vice President of the National Assembly of Armenia Samvel Nikoyan.

October 8, 2010 –NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received students of the Diplomatic School under the Foreign Ministry of Armenia headed by the director Vahe Gabrielyan, who arrived in Artsakh on a study visit.

October 14, 2010 – A meeting with the participants of the “Challenges of the 21st Century: The Information Security and Armenian Media” conference of the journalists and media representatives took place in the plenary hall of the NKR National Assembly.

October 14, 2010 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the head of the Armenian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, MP Karen Avagyan.

October 19, 2010 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the head of the Karabakh Program of the British HALO Trust NGO Roly Clark.

October 28, 2010 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received members of the European Parliament Damien Abad (EPP) and Michael Rivas (European Greens), the coordinator of the European office of Hay Dat Hilda Tchoboian and EPP expert Nicolas Zilberglayt.

November 7, 2010 – Chairman of the Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sports of the NKR National Assembly Armen Sargsyan participated in the conference on the right of peoples to self-determination at Free University Amsterdam. The conference was organized with the support of ARF Hay Dat office of the Netherlands and “Garegin Njdeh” Youth Union.

December 18, 2010 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received a member of the European Parliament Tomasz Poreba (Europeans Conservatives and Reformists).

March 28, 2011 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the delegation of the State Engineering University of Armenia led by the Chairman of the University Council, Vice President of the National Assembly of Armenia Samvel Nikoyan.

April 2, 2011 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received Minister of Education and Science of Armenia Armen Ashotyan.

April 20, 2011 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the delegation led by the Chair of the Britain-Armenia Friendship Group in the UK Parliament, Member of the House of Lords, Baroness Caroline Cox. The delegation was composed of the Member of the UK House of Lords, Baroness Schrilla Flaver, Member of the UK House of Commons John Whittingdal and secretaries of the delegation Antony Abajian and Odet Bazil.

April 25, 2011 – Chairman of the NKR NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations Vahram Atanesyan and Chairmwonan of the Standing Committee on Social Affairs and Healthcare Zoya Lazaryan received Secretary General of the “European Unity of Deported and Displaced Persons” organization Massimiliano Lacota and chief administrator Enrique Neamy.

June 10, 2011 – The 8th sitting of the Interparliamentary Committee on Cooperation between the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia and National Assembly of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic with the co-chairmanship of the heads of the parliaments took place in Yerevan.

August 13, 2011 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the participants of the Summer School of Diaspora Armenians’ Youth Leaders.

August 21, 2011 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received a group of French MPs. The delegation was composed of the members of the France-Armenia Friendship Group of the National Assembly, Chairman of the Committee on National Defense and Armed Forces Guy Teissier, Member of the Committee on Social Affairs, Deputy Mayor of Marseille Valerie Boyer, Secretary of the Committee on Foreign Relations, Mayor of Vienne Jacques Remiller and Secretary of the Committee on Social Affairs Georges Colombier.

September 3, 2011 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the delegation led by the Foreign Minister of Transnistria Vladimir Yastrebchak.

September 11-15, 2011 – The NKR parliamentary delegation led by the President of the National Assembly Ashot Ghoulyan was in Washington to participate in the solemn events dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the proclamation of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

The NKR delegation had meetings with Congressmen Adam Schiff and Eliot Engel, member of the Armenian Caucus, former chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Relations, Congressman Howard Berman in the U.S. Congress; Executive Director of the Armenian Assembly of America (AAA) Brian Arduni and head of the Washington office of Hay Day (ANCA) Aram Hamparian, coordinator of the Public Relations of the United States-Armenia Committee Ross Vartanian.

An event dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the proclamation of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic took place in the Golden Hall of the Congress. The event was organized by the Co-chairs of the Armenian Caucus Frenk Pallone and Ed Roice, the Embassy of Armenia to the United State, Permanent Representation of Artsakh in the U.S. and American Armenian organisations.

September 30, 2011 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received a Member of the Senate of California Joseph Simitian and Director of the “Paros” Foundation Peter Abajian.

October 13, 2011 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received students of the Diplomatic School under the Foreign Ministry of Armenia headed by the Director Vahe Gabrielyan, who arrived in Artsakh on a study visit.

October 19, 2011 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received a group of members of the Council of the Association of the Universities of Self-determined Countries.

November 14, 2011 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the delegation led by the Director of the Dutch organisation Interchurch Peace Council (IKV PAX CHRISTI) Freek Landmeter.

November 15, 2011 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received a senior fellow on Europe and Eurasian Affairs of the American Foreign Policy Council Wayne Merri.

November 28, 2011 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received Chairman of the RA NA Standing Committee on Defense, National Security and Internal Affairs Hrair Karapetyan and members of the Committee Hrant Madatyan and Vardan Khachatryan arrived in Stepanakert on a working visit.

December 12-13, 2011 – The parliamentary delegation of Armenia led by the newly elected President of the National Assembly Samvel Nikoyan arrived in Artsakh on a working visit.

December 26, 2011 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received a member of the Senate of the New South Wales State of Australia Walt Secord.

February 13, 2012 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received        the first President of the National Council of Slovakia František Mikloško and Rector of the University of Central Europe Heidi Schwarzová arrived in Artsakh on a study visit. The chair of the Armenian Community of Slovakia Ashot Grigoryan escorted the delegation.

February 16, 2012 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the parliamentary delegation of Armenia led by the Vice President Eduard Sharmazanov.

March 17, 2012 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received director of the Caucasus Program of the Conciliation Resources NGO Laurence Broers.

May 9, 2012 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received a group of the participants of the international conference entitled “Indigenous peoples of the Caucasian-Caspian region”.

May 15, 2012 – A meeting with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia took place in the NKR National Assembly.

May 15, 2012 – A meeting with a group of French senators took place in the NKR National Assembly. The delegation was composed of the Chair of the Senate Committee on Financial Issues Philippe Marini; Deputy chair of the Committee on Constitutional Law, Legislature, Popular Vote, Regulation and General Administration Sophie Juasen, and member of the Committee on Culture, Education and Communication Bernard Fournier.

June 11-14, 2012 – A delegation headed by the President of the NKR National Assembly was in London on a working visit. The NKR delegation participated in the annual conference of the Britain-Armenia Friendship Group in the UK House of Lords. Ashot Ghoulyan delivered a key-note speech on “The Perspectives of Stability and Progress: Peace and state-building process in Nagorno-Karabakh” at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

Ashot Ghoulyan met with the experts on South Caucasus in the Chatham House - Royal Institute of International Affairs.

June 27, 2012 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the delegation of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). The delegation was composed of the Secretary-General of YMCA Europe Juan Simoes Iglesias, Secretary General of the YMCA Netherlands Antonio Merino and Secretary General of YMCA United States Cees Bremmer. 

June 28, 2012 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandyan. 

July 2-5, 2012 – Chairman of the NKR National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Armen Sargsyan had a number of meetings with the representatives of the Australian Armenian community, and legislative and executive bodies of the State of New South Wales in Australia.

September 8, 2012 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the delegation of Abkhazia headed by the Vice President Mikhail Loguna who arrived in Artsakh to participate in the inauguration ceremony of the NKR President. The delegation was composed of Vice Speaker of the National Assembly Vagharshak Kosyan and representative of the Armenian Community of Abkhazia, Hero of Abkhazia Galust Trapizonyan.

September 24, 2012 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received a group of students of the “Hamazkayin Arshak and Sofi Golsten” Seminary of Australia.

October 2, 2012 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received Swiss parliamentary delegation led by Co-chairs of the Friendship Group of Switzerland- Armenia of the Federal Assembly of Switzerland Ueli Leuenberger and Dominique de Buman.

October 12, 2012 –NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received students of the Diplomatic School under the Foreign Ministry of Armenia headed by the Director Vahe Gabrielyan, arrived in Artsakh on a study visit.

October 17, 2012 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the delegation led by ex-Minister of Science and Culture of Austria Elizabeth Gehrer, who arrived in Artsakh on a study visit.

October 21, 2012 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received President of the Football Federation of Abkhazia Jemal Gubaz and Galust Trapizonyan, who arrived in Stepanakert to attend the friendly match between football national teams of Abkhazia and Artsakh.

November 2, 2012 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received a group of members of the youth organizations representing national minorities of Armenia. 

November 10, 2012 – A joint extended sitting of the Standing Committees on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sports of the parliaments of Armenia and Artsakh took place in Shoushi.

November 14, 2012 – NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan received the delegation led by the President of the Chamber of Representatives of Oriental Republic of Uruguay Jorge Oriko.

November 24, 2012 – NKR National Assembly Vice President Arthur Tovmasyan and heads of the parliamentary factions and groups met with the members of the Commission on Interparliamentary Cooperation between Armenia and European Union. 

November 15-20, 2012 – The delegation led by the NKR National Assembly President Ashot Ghoulyan was in the United States to participate in the preparatory work of the annual telethon of the All-Armenian Fund “Hayastan”. Within the visit program, the delegation had meetings with the representatives of the Armenian Community and traditional parties.

January 24, 2013 – Chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations of the NKR National Assembly Vahram Atanesyan received a group of professors and students from John Hopkins University.

February 20, 2013 – NKR National Assembly President received the parliamentary delegation of Armenia headed by Vice President Hermine Naghdalyan, who arrived in Stepanakert to participate in the solemn events dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Artsakh Liberation Struggle - Karabakh Movement.

March 4-7, 2013 – NKR National As