National Assembly of RA
Dec 2 2010

On December 1 the Chairman of the NA Standing Committee on Defense,
National Security and Internal Affairs Hrayr Karapetyan had a lecture
on the theme The NA Role in the Issues of Armenia's Defense and
Security for the listeners of the senior course and more than 100
representatives of professors and leading staff members of the NATO
Defense College, which is deployed in Rome.

First, Mr. Karapetyan introduced to the guests the structure and
activity of the National Assembly, then he presented the parliamentary
and civil control towards the defense and RA security spheres,
in particular, emphasizing the adoption of the laws regulating the
activity of the armed forces, the ratification of the international
treaties, the approval of the state budget report, the implementation
of the control of the budget through Control Chamber the mechanism of
the parliamentary question and answer. The speaker also highlighted
the visits of the committee members to the structures of the defense
sphere, the direct contacts with the soldiers and officers, the active
cooperation with the NGOs, the fulfillment of the obligations assumed
by Armneia within the framework of Armenia-NATO Individual Partnership
Action Plan and the implementation of the reforms of the sphere in
conducting the civil and parliamentary effective control towards the
sphere of defense.

Hrayr Karapetyan also answered the listeners' questions, which related
to the challenges of Armenia's national security, Armenia's adopted
stance on the peaceful settlement of the Karabakh issue through
negotiations and the European integration processes being implemented
in the country.

From: A. Papazian