British Delegation’s visit to to Armenia
A cross party delegation of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Armenia visited Armenia between 31 March and 5 April 2022. The group consisted of Tim Loughton, Baroness Cox, Lord Bishop of Coventry Christopher Cocksworth, Jonathan Djanogly, Chris Law and Jessica Morden. Annette Moskofian joined the delegation as the Secretariat of the group, accompanied by Ambassador Varuzhan Nersesyan.
The British parliamentarians had meetings with the Prime Minister and President of Armenia, Catholicos Karekin II, the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the members of the Armenia-UK Parliamentary Friendship Group.
The British Ambassador John Gallagher hosted a reception for the delegation at his residence in Yerevan.
During their visit, the British MPs laid wreaths at Tsitsernakaberd, the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex, and visited the museum of the Armenian Genocide.
The Parliamentarians also visited Goris, Syunik region, and had a meeting with the Governor of Syunik and the Vice Mayor of Goris. They paid a visit to the frontline Armenian military post on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The Human Rights Defender of Artsakh Gegham Stepanyan met with the delegation and discussed the humanitarian crisis facing the population of Artsakh.
The Parliamentarians also met and had conversations with some displaced families from Artsakh. The meeting was very emotional as the families expressed that their only wish was to return back to their homes and villages, which are currently occupied by Azerbaijan. They wanted the world to recognise Artsakh and their right to self-determination.