Parliamentary election huge test for Armenia’s democracy – foreign minister
( PanARMENIAN ) -Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian who is currently on a working visit in Austria, has addressed the OSCE Permanent Council. The Minister's speech was dedicated to the OSCE reforms, activities of the Yerevan office, forthcoming parliamentary election, the Armenia-Turkey relations and the peaceful process of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement.
When touching upon Armenia's 12 May parliamentary election Minister Oskanian said the country is committed to ensure they would be free and fair.
"This is a huge test for Armenia's democracy and I firmly believe that we together - the government, the opposition, the public and the OSCE - we together can indeed hold a normal election that will greatly contribute to Armenia's further democratization processes," he said.
During a meeting with Caspar Einem, the head of Austrian parliamentary committee on external affaires Vartan Oskanian touched upon bilateral relations and importance of cooperation between the Armenian and Austrian parliaments after the election. Minister Oskanian also briefed on priority directions of Armenia's foreign policy, relations with neighbors and prospects of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement, the RA MFA press office reports.