THE ANNUAL WORKING MEETING Of The Network Of Secretaries General Of Parliament Of The Eastern Partnership Countries
On September 25th 2020, the Armenian Chairmanship of the Network of Secretaries General of Parliament of the Eastern Partnership Countries organized Annual Working Meeting in an online format. The meeting was attended by Chief of Staff, Secretary General of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Mr Tigran Galstyan, Secretary General of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus Mr. Andrei Naumovich, Secretary General of the Parliament of Georgia, Mr Givi Mikanadze, Secretary General of the Parliament of Moldova Mr Adrian Albu, Deputy Secretary General of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Mr. Andrii Melnychuk.
The meeting aimed to provide an overview of the year of Armenian Chairmanship and to elect a new Chairing Country of the Network of Secretaries General of Parliament of the Eastern Partnership Countries for the period October 1, 2020 - October 1, 2021. During the meeting, Secretary Generals discussed the state of affairs and the issues related to the future development of the Network. Particularly, Mr Tigran Galstyan opened the meeting with words of appreciation for the active contribution of the Secretary Generals in the development of the Network and presented the agenda of the meeting.
Afterward, Mr. Tigran Galstyan presented the results achieved during the Armenian Chairmanship and expressed his gratitude to Mr. Givi Mikanadze for his efforts in the development of the Network as well as the initiation of successful meetings in Strasbourg, Stockholm, and the Study Visit hosted by the Parliament of Georgia.
Mr Tigran Galstyan also mentioned the difficulties that were faced during the Armenian Chairmanship, particularly the COVID-19 and the necessity to adapt the working process as well as the planned activities to the new realities. He also talked about the events that were organized by the Armenian Chairmanship including a workshop and two webinars.
Furthermore, Secretary Generals discussed the importance of continuous development of the Network and the need for active contribution of all members. Afterward, the candidacy of Mr Adrian Albu as the next Chairman of the Network was proposed and Moldova was elected as the next Chairing Country, for the period of October 1, 2020, October 1, 2021.
Secretary Generals congratulated Mr Adrian Albu and wished him a productive year of chairmanship.