Armenian President makes a pretty face in PACE

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan made a major PR appearance at the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) yesterday.

He appeared as a ruler, who has successfully settled domestic problems and was cautiously optimistic on Karabakh. He appared as the president of a nation, which is eager to learn from the international community, but also ready to teach tolerance to the Europeans.

He addressed most pressing issues Armenia faces – blasted Turkish foreign policy, reaffirmed Armenia’s determination to continue using nuclear power and even publicly humiliated Armenian opposition MP Zarouhi Postanjian for demanding Sargsian’s resignation in front of PACE MPs.

Frankly, I’m impressed by Sargsian’s speech and answers at the PACE, even though I understand this is all just an illusion, an appearance.

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8 thoughts on “Armenian President makes a pretty face in PACE

    1. Oskanian Reacts to President’s Strasbourg Statement

      In the President’s speech in Strasbourg at the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, and especially in the questions and answers that followed, there were many misrepresentations, but three in particular must be disowned by the administration.

      First, to claim that Armenia has not recognized the independence of Karabakh because Armenia accepts the principle of territorial integrity is to misrepresent Armenia’s position of the last 20 years, including his own years.

      For two decades, Armenia has not recognized the independence of Karabakh specifically in order not to predetermine the outcome of the negotiations process. If Azerbaijan were to pull out of those negotiations, or attempt to use force, then the Republic of Armenia would recognize the independence of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh. That has been the policy of the Armenian Republic, through three administrations. Thus, the President’s interpretation requires retraction especially because nowhere else in his prepared remarks is there anything that in any way presents the official position itself.

      Second, the principles of non-use of force, territorial integrity and self-determination, which the President listed as the Madrid principles are in fact the principles of the Helsinki Final Act and serve as the guiding philosophy for any conflict, including this one. Over the years, principles, which number more than three and are specific to the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, have been developed. They have come to be known as the Madrid principles. As far as I know, even if the Madrid Document has been revised, the principles remain the same. First among the Madrid principles has been the right of the people of Nagorno Karabakh to self-determination.

      Third, after two military victories, Armenians have adhered to the negotiation process, because we have believed that there is no military solution to this conflict, and not because the Azerbaijani side has an advantage.

      A peaceful resolution remains Armenians’ goal — a resolution that is based on solid, lasting principles. In the run-up to and in Kazan, the Armenian position must be clearly and forcefully rectified. This struggle was and continues to be about Karabakh’s right to self-determination, first and foremost.

      1. Did you see this? From today’s edition of Haykakan Zhamanak:

        «…Համարում եմ, որ Ադրբեջանը առավելություն կստանա, եթե, Աստված մի արասցե, ռազմական գործողություններ սկսվեն (Լեռնային Ղարաբաղում.-խմբ.), որովհետեւ նրանք իրոք իրենց ժողովրդին պատրաստել են եւ պատրաստում են պատերազմի»:
        Երեկ այսպիսի սենսացիոն հայտարարություն է արել Սերժ Սարգսյանը` ԵԽԽՎ լիագումար նիստի ժամանակ պատասխանելով Եվրոպայի խորհրդի պատվիրակներից մեկի հարցին: «Մի քանի ամիս առաջ Աղդամում ելույթ ունենալով` Սերժ Սարգսյանը լրիվ այլ տրամաբանությամբ եւ վստահությամբ էր խոսում ռազմի դաշտում մեր հեռանկարների մասին: Ես զարմացած եմ, թե այս ելույթով նա ինչ ուղերձ էր ուզում հղել սահմանամերձ հատվածում գտնվող մեր զինվորին: Չեմ կարծում, որ այս հայտարարության արդյունքում մեր զինվորի ոգին ամրապնդվի ու ձեռք բերի ավելի մեծ վստահություն»,- պատասխանելով հարցին, թե ինչպես է մեկնաբանում հակամարտության մեջ գտնվող երկրներից մեկի ղեկավարի այս հայտարարությունը, ասաց Կոնգրեսի արտաքին հարաբերությունների հանձնաժողովի ներկայացուցիչ Վլադիմիր Կարապետյանը:

        http://www.armtimes.com/26060

  1. serjik perjik: ARA PLEASE DIE HA, JUST GO AWAY and DIE !!!!!!!!
    we dont want and/or need you, you are a threat to me and my nation
    ara go and take your robik mobiks, levon mevons, and dodi modis with you

      1. @Observer jan

        ayo, nor anun ogtagorcum em, de inch?

        you allowing that one commenter to use “GOR-GOR” as a way to provoke me. so now I will use this new name to post my comments. problem ka? ay cav’d tanem

        at least I was using my real name before, unlike others who use phony/pseudo names trying to hide themselves on your blog. I’m not afraid of the gor-gors or any other enemy of ours on this planet.

        ARA REAL ARMENIANS DONT FEAR ANYONE. WE ARE NOT INFERIOR, WE ARE ARyan, WE ARE KAVKAS, WE ARE THE SUPERIOR RACE, OF NOBLE BLOODLINE, WE ARE THE PPL of ‘AR’ (the ppl of light) MENQ VERJN ENQ…U VERJ !!!!

  2. Yeah sure, he needs a new name because he was too uneducated to realize that “Qaj Andranik” was actually a Dashnak Gor-Gor.

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