Negotiations Without Preconditions

A1 Plus | 20:42:39 | 20-04-2004 | Politics |


Opposition and Coalition were to meet today by the Intelligentsia
initiative. But the meeting didn’t take place though there was preliminary
agreement between Opposition and Coalition representatives.

National Democratic Union Chair Vazgen Manukyan said during the conversation
with us an impression was created that Robert Kocharyan didn’t allow
Coalition to meet Opposition.

Tigran Torosyan, Parliament Vice-Speaker and Republican Party Vice-Chair
refuted the stance at the talk with us saying they had met Robert Kocharyan
at 10:30 AM, the meeting had lasted for 1 hour and it couldn’t hamper the
dialogue with Opposition.

Torosyan doesn’t either accept the standpoint by Opposition that Coalition
doesn’t decide anything. Mr Torosyan told us they decide their actions.

According to Torosyan, the reason of dialogue failure were demands of
Opposition, Viktor Dallaqyan in particular, concerning discharge of some
officials /Defense Minister and Kocharyan’s pre-election headquarters chief
Serj Sargssyan and General Prosecutor Aghvan Hovsepyan/.

Torosyan said Coalition is ready for dialogue and negotiations but without