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Indian Parliamentary Delegation Strengthens Ties with Armenia and IPU

The Indian Parliamentary Delegation, led by Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha Harivansh Narayan Singh, held a bilateral meeting with their Armenian counterparts on the sidelines of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) event in Geneva, Switzerland. The Armenian delegation was represented by the Vice President of the National Assembly, Hakob Arshakyan. Harivansh appreciated Armenia’s support to India in multilateral initiatives and emphasized the growing partnership between the two countries.

Exploring Areas of Collaboration

  • Highlighting the shared democratic values and rich cultural heritage, Harivansh proposed enhancing focus on promoting cultural exchanges, such as art exhibitions, film festivals, and academic collaborations.
  • He expressed hope for exploring various areas of engagement in parliamentary affairs between India and Armenia.
  • Harivansh underlined that pluralism and respect for human rights can serve as a foundation for strengthening ties and collaborating on global issues of common concern.

Meeting with IPU President

  • The Deputy Chairman also met with the IPU President, Tulia Ackson, the Speaker of the National Assembly of Tanzania.
  • He congratulated her on assuming the presidency of the IPU and expressed hope that their meeting will renew their commitment and strengthen collaboration with the IPU and world parliaments.

Indian Delegation at 148th IPU Assembly

  • An Indian Parliamentary Delegation, led by Harivansh, is currently attending the 148th Assembly of the IPU in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The delegation comprises five members from Rajya SabhaS Niranjan ReddySujeet KumarAshok MittalPrashanta Nanda, and Sumitra.

Strengthening Parliamentary Ties

  • The meetings and discussions during the IPU event aimed to strengthen parliamentary ties between India and other nations.
  • The Indian delegation highlighted the importance of shared democratic valuescultural exchanges, and collaboration in parliamentary affairs.
  • The visit reflects India’s commitment to multilateralism and engagement with international parliamentary organizations.

Fostering Global Cooperation

  • Through these interactions, the Indian Parliamentary Delegation sought to foster global cooperation and explore opportunities for collaboration on issues of common concern.
  • The meetings underscored the significance of pluralismhuman rights, and shared democratic ideals as the foundation for strengthening ties and addressing global challenges.

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