On 27 November the annual plenary session of the Council of the International Union of Judicial Officers (UIHJ) was kicked off in Paris, the capital of France. The Compulsory Enforcement Service of the Republic of Armenia headed by Mihran Poghosyan, the Chief Compulsory Enforcement Officer of the Republic of Armenia, Major-General of Justice, was also participating in the works of the session.
Leo Netten, the President of the International Union of Judicial Officers — in his welcome speech addressed to the participants of the event — summarised the activities and works of the International Union of Judicial Officers in 2014. Leo Netten highly appraised the cooperation of the Union with international organisations, particularly WB, IMF, the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, Hague Conference on Private International Law, European Law Institute, as well as a number of other institutions.
In his speech Leo Netten touched upon the 2nd International theoretical-practical Conference organised in Armenia and stated that a close cooperation of high level was established with the Compulsory Enforcement Service of the Republic of Armenia. Attaching special importance to the actuality of the topic, Leo Netten highly appraised the organisation of the event and expressed his gratitude for warm reception. He informed that in summer of 2015 the Congress of the International Union of Judicial Officers would take place in Madrid within the framework thereof the document on the Compulsory Enforcement Service of the Republic of Armenia joining the Union will be signed.
At the solemn opening of the session John Stacey, the President of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice, also made a speech.
Within the framework of the working visit, the delegation of the Republic of Armenia — on the previous day — also participated in the session of the Council of the heads of respective services of European member states during which a number of issues relating to the functions of compulsory enforcement were submitted to discussion.
During the visit separate working meetings with the delegation of the Compulsory Enforcement Service of the Republic of Armenia and the members of the delegations of the homonymous services of certain countries were also stipulated within the framework of which the prospects of cooperation deepening and enhancement would be discussed.