Vice-Speaker of the Armenian National Assembly Edward Sharmazanov received today Member of Bundestag Ulla Jelpke and members of the Hamburg Parliament Martin Dolzer and Hasan Burgucuoglu.
Edward Sharmazanov hailed the relations established between Armenia and Germany and praised Germany’s support to our country.
The Vice-President of the National Assembly welcomed the German lawmakers’ planned visit to Artsakh, saying it’s a good opportunity to see everything on the ground, especially considering that Germany is currently presiding over the OSCE.
Sharmazanov briefed the guests on the Azeri aggression against Nagorno Karabakh in April this year. “You know that the aggression claimed the lives of not only servicemen, but also civilians. We must stop this. The people of Artsakh have self-determined and the international community will recognize their right to self-determination sooner or later. We aim to reach the international recognition of Artsakh in a peaceful way.”
Referring to the consideration of the Armenian Genocide recognition bill in the German Bundestag scheduled for June 2nd, Sharmazanov noted that “only through recognition and prevention will it be possible to close the path for perpetration of new genocides.”
Member of Bundestag Ulla Jelpke said their party is striving to reach not only recognition of the Armenian Genocide, but also the acknowledgement of the German responsibility. The German lawmaker voiced support for the peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict.