ArmInfo.Press secretary of the ruling Republican Party, Vice Speaker of the Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov pointed to the main messages of the visit of Serzh Sargsyan to France and his speech in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
As he noted at the press conference, Serzh Sargsyan's meeting with French President Macron was the first, however, from the very first minutes of the meeting, full mutual understanding was established between the leaders. Sharmazanov stressed that France is an important and reliable partner of Armenia and relations with this country are priority for Yerevan. The vice-speaker also stressed that during Sargsyan's visit to France, it became once again clear that the RA conducts a conceptually correct foreign policy. "During his visit, Serzh Sargsyan noted that Armenia, being a member of the CSTO and an ally of Russia, managed to sign the Partnership Agreement with the European Union," the Vice Speaker said, stressing the fact that in September the Francophonie summit will be held in Armenia, and Armenia will time will become one of the world's political centers. As Sharmazanov noted, Armenia will continue to develop democracy in the country, and the French side in turn promised to help it in this area.
The Vice-Speaker said that one of the most important political events in recent times was yesterday's speech by Serzh Sargsyan in PACE. As Eduard Sharmazanov noted, the head of the Armenian state from the podium announced the most important issues facing Armenia. The President stated that Armenia is part of Europe and fully accepts European values, including the protection of human rights, democracy and the fight against corruption. "Serzh Sargsyan noted yesterday that one of the most important problems in Armenia today is the fight against corruption, we have done everything possible to eradicate this phenomenon over the past year and achieved certain results in this area, although I should note that the results are not yet However, corruption exists not only in the RA, it exists even in such authoritative structures as PACE.No one is immune from this phenomenon.We will do our best to eradicate this vile phenomenon and make Armenia prosper cabbage soup, "the deputy said. "Of course, the main emphasis in Serzh Sargsyan's speech at the PACE was on the Karabakh issue, Serzh Sargsyan noted that the struggle of the people of Nagorno Karabakh is a struggle for human rights, for the right to self-determination. The Azerbaijani SSR responded with the Sumgayit massacre, and the head of the Armenian state also stressed that it is impossible to put on such a scale as the massacre in Sumgait and the peaceful demands of NKR residents. of Freedom, not territorial "- he quoted President RPA spokesman.
The MP also said that referring to the country's foreign policy, the Armenian President touched upon the issue of the Armenian-Turkish protocols and the reasons why they were not signed. "The Republic of Armenia has long shown to the whole world that it is ready to cooperate with all countries in the region without any preconditions.We are not ready to make unilateral concessions, of course, we are aware of our potential and potential of Turkey, but this does not give it the right to talk with us I also want to note that Turkey is the only country that supported the Azerbaijani aggression in April 2016, which already speaks volumes, "the vice-speaker concluded.
Note that this week the visit of the head of the Armenian state to France took place. During the visit, Serzh Sargsyan met with French President, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland, members of the National Assembly of France, etc. Also the head of the Armenian state delivered a speech from the PACE rostrum.
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