Armenia Delegation Boycotts PACE Subcommittee Meeting

Armen Rustamian is part of the PACE delegation

STRASBOURG (ArmRadio)—A so-called subcommittee on Nagorno-Karabakh of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe convened its first meeting Tuesday without the participation of the Armenian delegation. The Armenian delegation continued to boycott the activity of the subcommittee.

Representatives of the Azerbaijani delegation, the PACE rapporteurs on Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as one representative from each PACE group and Chairman of the Subcommittee Jordi Xucla i Costa participated in the sitting.

Member of the Armenian delegation and Armenian Revolutionary Federation parliamentary bloc member Armen Rustamian declared after the meeting that Armenia cannot attend the meetings of a committee, the initiator of which was the Turkish Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly, Mevlut Chavusoglu, who spares no effort to have anti-Armenian resolutions and decisions pass under his chairmanship.

“The subcommittee will be completely ineffective, if it tries to take any decision in the absence of the main parties to the conflict, Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh,” added Rustamian.

The PACE Chairman intends to submit a draft anti-Armenian resolution on Nagorno Karabakh to the PACE Bureau by January, another member of the Armenian delegation Naira Zohrabyan reported.

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