YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Three members of the French National Assembly, Francois Rocheblois, who is head of the parliamentary France-Armenia friendship group and two other members of the group, Alain Soin-Bersand and Jean-Pierre Delanoid, were welcomed Tuesday by members of the Armenian parliament committee on foreign affairs. Armen Rustamian, chairman of the committee, spoke at length about the friendly relations between Armenia and France. He discussed the activities of the committee and announced that Armenia’s aim was to become as close to the EU as possible. He then spoke about the Year of Armenia in France and thanked the French parliamentarians for a bill passed by the lower house of the French National Assembly that makes criminalizes the denial of the Armenian genocide. For their part, the French emphasized boosting ties between the two countries’ parliamen’s.