POLITICAL ANALYST: ARMENIAN PUBLIC COUNCIL SHOULD CONSTITUTE DIALOGUE INSTITUTION
Public Council that is being formed now in Armenia must constitute
a dialogue institution, political analyst Alexander Markarov, who
is the deputy rector of Yerevan State University, said at a press
conference held in Novosti International Press Center on Monday.
On June 13, Armenian President Serge Sargsyan signed a decree on
establishing the council.
The council is planned to be formed before September.
He finds this an interesting initiative, but warns against transforming
the council into a formal institution.
"The council should be a dialogue institution, where interests will be
articulated and aggregated, since this agency can become a mediator
in establishing a dialogue between the society and the government",
He said the council can lay ground for social equality and civil
It can also become an impetus for culture formation and civil society
The council will consider all important issues, analyze laws and
It will be consultative agency in nature.