MAY 12, 2010

Armenian President Serzh Sargayn received today PACE President Mevlut
CavuÅ~_oglu. Presidential press office told Armenpress that welcoming
the guest Armenian president expressed hope that the visit of the
delegation headed by the PACE president will help to get acquainted
on place and get more objective opinion about the challenges existing
in Armenia and in the region. "This visit will enable to discuss the
agenda issues, and I am sure it will contribute to the deepening of
cooperation between the Republic of Armenia and Council of Europe,
and particularly between the PACE and Armenian National Assembly. We
wish and we are ready to establish closer relations and cooperation,"
Serzh Sargsyan said.

Mevlut CavuÅ~_oglu said that as a newly elected chairman he considers
one of the priorities of his activity the deepening of cooperation
between the Assembly and member states, exclusion of applying of double
standards and ensuring of objective and balanced attitude toward all.

The PACE chairman said that an active cooperation has been established
in PACE with the Armenian parliamentary delegation. He also highly
praised the progress registered in democratic processes and fighting
against corruption in Armenia.