Saturday, May 30, 2015

Strengthening Ties between Canada and Armenia

OTTAWA – On May 26, Harold Albrecht, MP for Kitchener-Conestoga and Chair of the Canada-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group along with his counterpart Mr. Hovhannes Sahakyan, Chairman of the Armenia-Canada Parliamentary Friendship Group met to sign a joint declaration to strengthen Canada and Armenia’s close bilateral relations and people-to-people ties.

His Excellency Galust Sahakyan, President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, and accompanying Armenian Parliamentarians were also present for the signing ceremony.

The declaration seeks to “enhance the already good relations between the two legislative bodies, in the spirit of friendship and mutual understanding; encourage close and direct cooperation between the Canada-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group in the Parliament of Canada and the Armenia-Canada Friendship Group in the National Assembly of Armenia; stimulate visits of the Members of the two Parliaments, as well as the exchange of ideas, in order to share expertise and best practices on issues of mutual interest, such as promoting rule of law and human rights, and combating terrorism.”

Upon signing the declaration MP Albrecht stated that “The Armenian-Canadian community has made, and continues to make, a rich and vibrant contribution to Canada’s multicultural society. This joint declaration will serve to bring our two countries even closer together. I am proud to have had the opportunity to sign it on Canada’s behalf.”

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The Office of the Hon. Jason Kenney, PC, MP
Calgary Southeast


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