Ter-Petrosyan Pointed To The Impediment



RA First President Levon Ter-Petrosyan today met with the Armenia-EU
dialogue mission on Human Rights, including Sweden’s Ambassador
for Human Rights Jan Axel Nordlander, Sweden’s Ambassador to Armenia
Hans-Gunnar Aden, Head of the Directorate General External Relations of
the European Commission Rolf Tinams, Reena Kionka, who is the Personal
Representative for Human Rights Issues of the Supreme Commissioner
for International Relations of the European Commission Javier Solana,
Spain’s Ambassador for Human Rights Silvia Escobar and Head of the
EU Delegation in Armenia, Raul de Luzenberger.

During the meeting, the sides touched upon in detail the state of
human rights in Armenia, discussed the inter-political developments
in Armenia, the current impediments of democratic development and
the violations that took place during the presidential and Yerevan
Council of Elders’ elections. The sides paid special attention to
the activities of the parliamentary committee and the Fact-Finding
Group leading investigations into the tragic events of March 1 and the
lack of progress in revealing the ten murders. The RA First President
mentioned that the presence of political prisoners in Armenia is an
impediment for the regular development of Armenia and for confronting
the existing challenges.

Levon Ter-Petrosyan also presented the position of the Armenian
National Congress on the pivotal issues concerning the RA foreign

Participating in the meeting were members of the central office of
the Armenian National Congress Levon Zurabyan, David Shahnazaryan
and Vladimir Karapetyan.