RULING PARTY: ARMENIA WILL NOT ACCEPT TURKEY’S PRECONDITIONS
YEREVAN. – The message of Armenian president was that official Yerevan
will not accept any of the preconditions put forward by Ankara and
will not open the border or establish diplomatic relations with
preconditions, MP from ruling party said.
Hovhannes Sahakyan, MP from the Republican Party of Armenia, said once
international community was committed to guarantee implementation
of Armenia-Turkey protocols and opening of the border, the first
precondition was not to do it at the expense of recognition or
non-recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
“Our primary task was to make international community notice that
we are open to contacts with our neighbors, primarily with Turkey,
in case when we had to put forward preconditions but have not done it.
Secondly, we know that Turkey maintains blockade of Armenia since
1993 to make us economically weaker,” Sahakyan noted.
Speaking during the UN General Assembly session, President Sargsyan
said Armenia is holding discussions on withdrawing Armenia-Turkey
protocols from the parliament.
Sahakyan stressed this remark proved that Armenia is honest with
international community and can fulfill the tasks.
“We will not let them forget about the most terrible crime of the
last century. I think that president’s message was addressed to
international community and called for consistency,” Sargsyan added.
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