The Speaker of the House discussed political and economic cooperation in Armenia and visited the observation mission at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border

The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Markéta Pekarová Adamová, visited Armenia at the head of a parliamentary delegation.

In Yerevan, she held talks with her counterpart Alen Simonyan, Prime Minister Nikola Pashinyan and President Vahagn Khachaturyan. She also visited the EU monitoring mission at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, where Czech observers also operate. The parliamentary delegation was also accompanied by a business mission and university representatives. From Armenia, the delegation continues to neighboring Azerbaijan.

“We have long-term cooperation with Armenia and support its pro-European orientation. A political turn has recently begun to take place in Yerevan in connection with the growing realization that the Russian Federation represents an extremely unreliable partner. We support Armenia not only within the framework of the Eastern Partnership but also, for example, with bilateral projects to strengthen civil society,” said the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Markéta Pekarová Adamová.

As part of the work program, the parliamentary delegation also visited the EU civilian monitoring mission on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. 6 Czech observers are currently working in the area there.

“In the case of Nagorno-Karabakh, we support the mediation role of the European Union. We are discussing with partners from both sides of the dispute how the EU and our country can concretely contribute to the most sustainable peace and prosperity. From our point of view, it is clear that only Putin’s Russia benefits from the mutual disputes between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” added the speaker of the House of Representatives, Markéta Pekarová Adamová.

The parliamentary delegation, made up of MPs from across the political spectrum, is also accompanied by representatives of the National Museum, Charles University, CTU, and several IT companies. They intend to deepen the already functioning Czech-Armenian business cooperation or to penetrate promising Caucasian markets.

“It is in the field of IT that Armenia has recently gained a significant profile, and interesting new opportunities are being created here for our companies. That is why a business forum was also held at the Yerevan Technology Center. There is also very active cooperation between the Czech Republic and Armenia in the field of culture and education. For the purpose of its further development, a memorandum was concluded between the National Museum and the Armenian Historical Museum,” concluded chairwoman Markéta Pekarová Adamová.

The delegation will immediately continue its work program in neighboring Azerbaijan, where its members will, among other things, meet with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Sahiba Gafarova.