ArmInfo.Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan postponed his visit to the United States in the framework of participation in the UN General Assembly session in order to vote in the elections to the Council of Elders of Yerevan on September 23, he stated this on September 18 live on Facebook on his way from Artsakh to Yerevan.
The Prime Minister once again stressed that the upcoming elections to the Council of Elders are of extremely political importance. He greeted Hayk Marutyan - the candidate from the "My step" bloc to the post of the capital's mayor, who, he said, is able to solve city problems. "These are the first elections after the velvet revolution and for our political team the voice of every voter is extremely important," he said, urging everyone to take part in the elections on September 23.
According to the head of the Armenian government, in order to emphasize the importance of each voice, he decided to postpone his visit to the United States. "I have to go to New York to attend the session of the UN General Assembly, I was told all the time that the schedule is such that the departure should have been scheduled for September 21 or 22. I put everything off for voting at the elections to the Council of Elders of Yerevan, I am planning to vote on the morning of September 23 and then leave for New York, "Pashinyan said.
He called on Yerevan residents to follow his example, to come to the polling stations and vote for the "My step" bloc and his candidate for the mayor's post - "for the future, for the revolution, for the victory and for a free and happy Armenia." To note, the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly opens in New York on September 18th. The high- level meetings will begin on 24 September. Back in late July, it was reported that there was an intention to organize a meeting between the leaders of Armenia and the United States, Nikol Pashinyan and Donald Trump. Tigran Balayan, Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, stated at the press conference: "We confirm Pashinyan's participation at the UN General Assembly in New York in September this year, within which he will hold a number of bilateral meetings, possibly with Trump also," said Balayan, adding that he can not yet say if there is a final agreement on the Pashinyan-Trump meeting.
Earlier, the US Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills stressed that the possibility of organizing a Trump- Pashinyan meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly is being considered. "However, the schedules of the two leaders are very busy, and their administrations are trying to find a window for the meeting," the diplomat said, stressing that so far there has been no agreement on the meeting. The Congressional Group on Armenia sent a letter to US President Donald Trump with an appeal to meet with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.