Armenian Prime Minister’s wife Anna Hakobyan, who is accompanying Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan during his official visit to the Czech Republic, met with Czech Defense Minister Jana Černochová on May 4. Anna Hakobyan noted that for the first time she is meeting a political and military woman occupying a high military position, which is important and pleasant, in response to which Jana Černochová said that women should show that they are capable of occupying high and responsible positions.
The Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic, Jana Černochová, emphasized that she is happy for this meeting, moreover, given that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Czech Republic and Armenia.
The Prime Minister’s wife and the Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic had a private conversation, during which Anna Hakobyan presented the details of the international summit entitled “Role of Women Leaders in Promoting Democracy, Peace and Security” to be held in Yerevan on October 19-20 and invited Jana Černochová to participate in it.
Anna Hakobyan noted. “All over the world, people often talk about the role of women and their influence on the positive settlement of wars, guided by the UN Security Council Resolution N 1325 “Women, Peace and Security” adopted in 2000, which institutionally addresses the impact of armed conflicts on women, and involving women the prevention and settlement of armed conflicts, settlement and the peacebuilding process.”
According to Anna Hakobyan, however, it is not possible to often meet such examples in real life, but she expressed her belief that the international summit entitled “The role of women leaders in promoting democracy, peace and security” will more or less make it a reality.
The Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic praised Anna Hakobyan’s idea of holding that summit.
“Wars and conflicts are a reality in the world today”, said the Prime Minister’s wife and expressed confidence that women can change a lot in this reality. “The wars will not stop no matter how many women participate in the summit, but taking action today is more important and beneficial than inaction”, Anna Hakobyan noted.
According to the Prime Minister’s wife, the goal of the summit is to bring women together in one place and create a platform for communicating with each other.
Anna Hakobyan also added that the summit is depoliticized, and women politicians who have expressed their desire to come to Armenia from different countries of the world will attend the event first of all as women.
After the conversation, Jana Černochová invited Anna Hakobyan to visit the “Institute of Military History of Prague”. The Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic emphasized that she is informed about the squad formed by the Prime Minister’s wife and the museum will be more interesting for Anna Hakobyan.
During the tour, Jana Černochová and director of the “Prague Institute of Military History” Aleš Knížek presented the military history of the Czech Republic from the 18th to the 21st centuries to Anna Hakobyan and told about the finds kept in the museum.