ArmInfo.Nikol Pashinyan's speech at the PACE did not resemble a table toast and possitively differed from the speeches of his predecessors, Stepan Safaryan, Director of the Armenian Institute for International and Security Affairs expressed such an opinion to ArmInfo. "In my opinion, the Prime Minister's speech lacked only a reminder of Azerbaijan's failure to fulfill its obligations taken along with Armenia when joining the Council of Europe in 2001 to resolve the conflict exclusively by peaceful means," he said.
At the same time, asking Pashinyan questions, the Azerbaijani delegates, in turn, according to Safaryan, acted quite reasonably, refraining from hysterical tone and anti-Armenian statements. Against the background of the peace-loving tonality of the entire speech of the Armenian Prime Minister, such a tone and content would present Azerbaijan in bad light. In other words, according to the analyst, in fact, Pashinyan managed to disarm the enemy with a pacifist tone and content of his speech.
On April 11, Pashinyan, answering the question of the Turkish delegate Aydin Kamil, stressed that Armenia is not at all eager to change the format of the Karabakh talks, wishing to return to the initial format of the talks, in which Karabakh also participated. "We do not raise the issue of format change, but the Nagorno-Karabakh problem cannot be resolved without Nagorno-Karabakh. We offer to sit at the table, discuss all the nuances of the conflict, agree that we are talking about resolving the issue, agree that our agenda is the agenda of non-destruction each other, and resolving issues, as befits the people of the 21st century, as befits the two CE member countries. I want this conversation between governments, societies, youth to start and take place, because our agenda is a peace agenda ", the prime minister noted.
The analyst conditionally divides Pashinyan's speech into three parts: Armenia yesterday, Armenia today and what Armenia will be tomorrow and what is the role of PACE in all this. In this light, he assessed the structure of the speech as constructed, as a whole, correctly. According to Safaryan, the role of PACE on the way of democratization of Armenia has always been presented exclusively in general terms. As a result, the citizens of the republic often did not even understand what this structure was and what it gives to Armenia.
"In this light, Pashinyan quite skillfully interlaced the brief chronicle of democratization of Armenia with its own history and political background. In this sense, his example can be seen as the personification of political persecution of more than 100 people,"Safaryan concluded .