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Opposition leader rejects PM Sargsyan’s call for dialogue, demands resignation
21.04.18 13:31
Opposition leader rejects PM Sargsyan’s call for dialogue, demands resignation

YEREVAN, APRIL 21, ARMENPRESS. Opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan reacted to Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan’s call for immediate dialogue amid the unrest in the Armenian capital.

The lawmaker responded by repeated the same preconditions which he had earlier announced at a rally.

Pashinyan said he is only willing to discuss the conditions of Serzh Sargsyan’s removal from power in case of a dialogue.

“We don’t want any vendettas or revenge. The chapter of domestic hostility is closed in Armenia, we must not incite hostility within the society. I call on Serzh Sargsyan to accept our conditions,” Pashinyan said.

Armenia’s Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan made a statement on April 21 about the ongoing domestic situation.

“Several demonstrations and marches took place in the capital city Yerevan during the past week. Each citizen of our country is entitled with the right of peaceful demonstrations and marches. Authorities have respected this right and will always continue respecting it.

Unfortunately, these public gatherings have frequently crossed the permitted limits of law and received unnecessary and anarchic manifestations, which are talked about in detail in the numerous statements of the police. The ongoing developments are fraught with unpredictable consequences, endanger public order and harm the Armenian society’s complex and delicate harmony.

Each of us must remember, that besides him, no less proud Armenian citizens are living, studying, working and resting in this country. The harmony of our society must be based on solidarity and tolerance.

I am deeply concerned with the domestic developments.  With the goal of avoiding irreversible losses, I call on Member of Parliament Nikol Pashinyan to sit at the table of political dialogue and negotiations. This must be done immediately.

I am sure that all political powers of the country can contribute to forming such a dialogue adequate to the situation,” the Prime Minister said.

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