ROBERT KOCHARIAN EXPRESSED READINESS TO DISCUSS THE PROPOSALS OF PACE ON STABILIZATION OF THE SITUATION IN ARMENIA
March 20, 2008
Yerevan /Mediamax/. Armenian President Robert Kocharian expressed
readiness today to discuss the proposals, concerning the stabilization
of the situation in Armenia, made by PACE rapporteur John Prescott
and supported by PACE Monitoring Committee.
Mediamax reports that, speaking at a news conference in Yerevan today,
Robert Kocharian stated that the prospect of a dialogue mainly depends
on the readiness of the sides to accept the first proposal of the OSCE
representatives – on recognizing the decision of the Constitutional
Court on the results of presidential elections.
According to the Armenian President, if all the sides agree to this
proposal, "the situation will pass on to another dimension, and it
will allow discussing other issues".
Commenting on the proposals of European organizations on setting
free the arrested people, who have not committed gross crimes, Robert
Kocharian states that "it would be a political decision".
"I do not rule out the possibility that the new President may make a
legal decision on pardoning a certain part of the arrested people,
however, this may take place only after the legal consideration of
the cases. I believe that our European colleagues mean exactly this",
the Armenian President stated.