High-ranking guests from Belgium held a meeting with students at YSU Centre for European Studies, presented the purpose of their visit, answered various questions asked by students and asked questions our students in their turn.
The Belgian delegation was composed of the members of parliament André du Bus de Warnaffe, Karim van Overmeire, Hervé Doyen, Jules de Grote, Fatoumata Sidibe and Simone Susskind.
“We have been in Armenia for several days already. We have already been received by the President of Armenia, president of the National Assembly and a group of members of parliament and we are going to visit Artsakh, to learn about the situation there and share our impressions in Europe then,” - said Julie de Grote in the beginning of the meeting.
Members of the delegation said their visit to Artsakh is purely cognitive and conflict resolution is not in the area of their responsibilities.
“It is the task of the Minsk Group and we can present the European community only what we will see there,” - added Julie De Grote.
During the meeting, European delegates and students, among whom there were students from Belgium, discussed the process of recognition of the Armenian Genocide, constitutional reforms, some gender issues.
They noted that having condemned the Genocide, nevertheless, they believe that the dialogue between Armenians and Turks should be.
We should not that earlier this year Belgian parliamentary delegation participated in the events dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide and has strongly supported the adoption of the resolution condemning the Armenian Genocide.