ArmInfo. The head of the commission for foreign affairs of the Parliament of Armenia Armen Ashotyan responded to the criticism of experts included in Analytical Council created by him.
To note, yesterday after the first meeting of the Council under the commission of foreign affairs, some experts criticized the given initiative, stressing that it has no specifics. Particularly, the head of the Center of national and strategic researches Manvel Sargsyan noted that it is unclear the Council will be busy about, whether it will be financed or not. Ashotyan in a talk with journalists disappointed the experts, noting that the work will be carried on the basis of public beginnings. "The experts were often complaining that in many questions their opinion is not considered and the creation of the Council is a brilliant possibility to hear them. This work is on public beginnings, as for every citizen is very honorable to use his intellect in the favor of his fatherland. And the money may be earned in the science institute or in expert bureau."Ashotyan said. What is about the concrete functions of the Council, according to the initiator, the essence of the creation of the structure is the formation of a platform for opinion exchange.
To note, by the initiative of the head of the commission for foreign affairs of the Parliament of Armenia Armen Ashotyan, an Analytical Council is being created under the commission which will include the director of the Center for Strategic Initiatives Richard Kirakosyan, the head of the Center for Globalization and Regional Cooperation Stepan Grigoryan, the head of the Caucasus Institute Alexander Iskandaryan, the director of Noravank GFK Gagik Harutyunyan, the former Defense Minister Vagharshak Harutyunyan, the head of the Armenian branch of the CIS Institute Alexander Markarov expert Fund Dzhonni Melikyan, Ruben Melkonyan, former Minister of Ministry of national Security David Shahnazaryan, the head of the Armenian center for national and International studies, coordinator of Eurasia Skogen expert club Aram Safaryan, director of the Institute of Oriental Studies Ruben Safrastyan, the ex-Speaker Tigran Torosyan, director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the RA Defense Ministry Ayk Kotandzhyan, his deputy, Vahram Ter-Matevosyan, head of the Armenian Institute of International Affairs and Security Stepan Safaryan, Vardan Iranist Voskanyan, Angela Elibegova, araboved Sargis Grigoryan, the former MP Tevan Poghosyan, head of the Center of Yerevan state University European studies Arthur azinyan.
All the experts agreed preliminary to participate in the Council's activities. The staff of the Committee for Foreign Affairs applied to include into the given list genocide expert, the head of EuroIntegration organization Karen Beqaryan offer candidacy of one of his experts, the representative of Tsaroukyan bloc Ararat Zurabyan offered ex head of the commission for foreign affairs of the Parliament Hovhannes Igityan, there is an offer to include into the Council all the heads of the Parliamentary commissions. All the offers were accepted.
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