Speaker of the National Assembly Hovik Abrahamyn hosted a reception for journalists accredited in the parliament and heads of media organizations. Greeting the guests, the Speaker said “the National Assembly is a not just the highest legislative body, but also a venue for joint work.”
“I am confident that in 2012 our cooperation will be successful, as it has always been. Regardless of the differences of our views and political position, we have always managed to freely communicate with each other within the limits of correctness and tolerance, reasonability and sincerity.
Hovik Abrahamyan underlined that he stands for the atmosphere of solidarity and tolerance, and added that he would continue to make all efforts to ensure such an atmosphere in the National Assembly.
According to the Speaker, journalists and mass media are the pioneers of formation and development of civil society.
Mr. Abrahamyan said he’s sure journalists can freely execute their rights and do their professional work in the parliament. “At the same time, I think that neither the deputies, nor the journalists should try to oppose their work and human relations to each other. Instead, their activity should be coordinated, especially considering the challenges and problems facing our country, which we must overcome together,” he added.
Speaker Hovik Abrahamnyan congratulated the journalists on the occasion of the New Year and Christmas. He handed watches to a group of journalists for their unbiased coverage of the Parliament’s activity. “Radiolur” correspondent Artak Barseghyan was among the awardees.