President’s Tour Aims At Showing The World Armenia’s Multimillion Di

PRESIDENT’S TOUR AIMS AT SHOWING THE WORLD ARMENIA’S MULTIMILLION DIASPORA COMMUNITY

PanARMENIAN.Net
07.10.2009 18:06 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ "Bilateral concerns over Armenian-Turkish
normalization are quite natural," RPA Press Secretary Edward
Sharmazanov told a news conference in Yerevan. Highly appreciating
President’s initiative, he stated he didn’t know "any President who’d
consider Diaspora’s opinion and conduct such policy". President’s
tour, he said, aims at creating a new discussion format. That means,
key issues determining Armenia’s future will be discussed beyond
country’s borders with Diaspora’s direct involvement.

RPA Press Secretary also criticized some MPs who accuse President
of making untrue statements. Besides, he noted that since taking
office Serzh Sargsyan has not signed any document related to Armenia
whereas it looks as though all agreements, including Kars Treaty
were undersigned by him. "The only document so far signed by Armenian
President was the 1994 Temporary Ceasefire Agreement between Armenia
and Azerbaijan," Sharmazanov said.

Commenting on certain pro-opposition figures’ advice to "learn
lessons from history", he also stated that Armenian authorities will
no longer repeat the mistakes of past. "We don’t say Turkey is our
ally, we just say bilateral normalization without preconditions is
key to regional security."

If Protocols contained at least one clause posing threat to Armenia,
President would have never agreed to talks, Sharmazanov said. He
also noted that U.S. President Barrack Obama supported Mr. Sargsyan’s
initiative on normalizing bilateral ties without preconditions.

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