Kurdish MP chairs first sitting of Armenian Parliament

Kurdish lawmaker Knyaz Hasanov chaired the first sitting of the Armenian National Assembly today. He retained the right to open the session as the most elderly Member of Parliament.

“This is a great honor to open a parliament session,” he said.

“I want to express gratitude to Armenia’s leadership on behalf of ethnic minorities for an opportunity to be represented in the Parliament,” Knyaz Hasanov said.

Hasanov represents the Kurdish community in the newly elected National Assembly of sixth convocation. Three other national minorities – Yezidis, Assyrians and Russians –  also have representatives in the new Parliament.

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