Kocharyan approves of authorities’ response to opposition protests

Mediamax, Armenia
March 7 2008

Armenian leader approves of authorities’ response to opposition
protests

Yerevan, March 7: Armenian President Robert Kocharyan has said that
measures taken up by the authorities were appropriate for the
situation that existed Yerevan on 1 March.

Kocharyan said this on March 6 during his meeting with the head of
the PACE international observation mission, John Prescott, the
Armenian presidential press service told Mediamax.

The Armenian president stated that the authorities were doing
everything possible to settle the situation and bring it back to
normal.

John Prescott noted that he considered the establishment of
atmosphere of confidence as the main way out of the current
situation.

Mediamax notes that on March 6 John Prescott met Armenian
ex-President Levon Ter-Petrosyan. The latter noted that he fully
supported the provisions of EU chairmanship’s [as published]
statement and expected the authorities’ appropriate response to the
statement.

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