Ex-Armenian foreign minister warns of “disastrous” consequences

Ex-Armenian foreign minister warns of “disastrous” consequences

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27 Jun 04

Commenting on [Armenian President] Robert Kocharyan’s speech at a
session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the
head of the Centre for National and Strategic Studies, Raffi
Ovanisyan, said: “Regrettably, he has failed to present Armenia as a
democratic country. The domestic distrust, which has been prevailing
since the presidential elections, is conducive to this.”

The former foreign minister [under the Ter-Petrosyan government] is
advising Kocharyan: “The president of our country should first of all
have a mandate of 100-per cent public trust in all international
structures.”

Ovanisyan believes that if the domestic political situation continues
to remain alarming, nothing new awaits us in the near future: “The
domestic political infirmity poses a great threat to our foreign
policy, the consequence of which could be disastrous.”

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