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Hungarian MP: Armenia must join the European family

Hungarian MP: Armenia must join the European family

PanARMENIAN.Net - Hungary is interested in successful implementation of the key Eastern Partnership program, Hungarian member of the European Parliament said.

“Democracy, human rights and independent judicial system are priority issues for Hungary,” Zita Gurmai told PanARMENIAN.Net

“Eastern Partnership provides for all this, and we hope it will help establish peace and stability in the Caucasus,” European MP stated, emphasizing that resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict is possible only within the OSCE Minsk Group framework.

Gurmai believes that Armenia should join the European family. “Armenians and Hungarians fought together during the World War II, and we do remember it. If countries have no respect towards each other and forget the history, this will do no good. Turkey serves as an example of this. Nobody in the European Parliament doubts that the Armenian Genocide occurred in 1915, and Turkey can make no progress unless it recognizes this fact,” the MP said.

As to the recent parliamentary elections in Armenia, Gurmai believes they were much better than the previous vote, with women playing increasingly large part in Armenia’s political life.

“Women are an important part of any society, and they should be involved in development of legislation aiming for improvement of nation’s living standards. Security, economy and culture are most important, and women can prove useful for the society in each of these spheres,” European MP said.

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