YERVAND MANARIAN: ARMENIA SHOULD FULFILL ITS COMMITMENTS TOWARDS COUNCIL OF EUROPE
Jan 23, 2009
YEREVAN, JANUARY 23, NOYAN TAPAN. The issue of depriving or not
depriving the Armenian delegation of the vote in PACE is really
important, but there are more serious problems in Armenia, and solving
them is much more urgent.
Actor and producer Yervand Manarian expressed confidence at the January
23 joint press conference with poet Razmik Davoyan. As to fulfilling
Council of Europe demands, Y. Manarian said that when undertaking some
business a person should know what will be required from him then and
fulfill those requirements. According to him, if Armenia has assumed
some commitments towards Council of Europe on its own initiative,
it should fulfill them.
R. Davoyan also touched upon the PACE demands mentioning that it is
unintelligible for him how Council of Europe studied the problem
of people imprisoned on the March 1 case and found out that they
are political prisoners, while Armenia’s justice fails to find it
out. "Council of Europe should contribute to preservation of stability
in our country and not make a mess in our domestic life," he said.
The poet also spoke about the problems within the Union of Writers
of Armenia stating that there are no arguments and intrigues in the
union: they are only rumors spread by media and not corresponding to
reality. According to him, just a group of writers collect signatures
to make the union chairman convene a meeting.