ArmInfo. "I will be ready to resign when I consider that I am not fully exercising my duties," said Armenian Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports (MESCS) Arayik Harutyunyan after a government meeting on November 7, referring to the requirement of his resignation put forward by members of the ARF(Armenian Revolutionary Federation )- "Dashnaktsutyun" Youth Union.
According to Harutyunyan, he is perfectly normal relate to such actions and he is ready for a dialogue with those who do not agree with the MESCS policy. According to the head of the department, at this stage, the ministry initiated very large-scale reforms and, possibly, the presence of groups of people opposed to reforms, which is understandable. "We are ready to hear them, their demands, but, I see that not everyone is inclined to formulate any demands, but only aimed at conducting purely political actions," the minister said.
Arayik Harutyunyan called on the members of Dashnaktsutyun who live and work abroad to "become masters of their party." He accused the Armenian members of Dashnaktsutyun of "bad behavior", and said that such behavior is unacceptable for the oldest political party in Armenia. After last year's events, the ARF in Armenia was supposed to change tactics, and, first of all, understand why it was rejected by the public during the elections, and secondly, change leadership, because the party is failing, "he said.
According to him, during his foreign meetings with representatives of the Dashnaktsutyun party, he realized that the foreign members of Dashnaktsutyun are "very adequate people, full of readiness for constructive work, which is not in Armenia." Harutyunyan sees the reason for this dislike of himself because the local members of Dashnaktsutyun, who traditionally "belonged" to the educational sector, repeatedly failed their work. (ARFD member Levon Mkrtchyan repeatedly headed the Ministry of Education and Science - 1998-1999, 2001-2003, 2006-2008, 2016-2018, 2018 - Ed.). "I am determined to fill in the empty boxes with inscriptions (which the members of the young wing of the party left in front of the building of the MESCS - Ed.) with criminal cases instituted in connection with the sector and send them back," the minister said.
To note, this morning, members of the ARF Youth Union hold a protest outside the government building. They demand the resignation of the Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Armenia Arayik Harutyunyan. According to members of the youth wing of the ARF, the minister's "anti-Armenian and anti- people" steps are the basis for their demand and that "the Armenian nation does not need the propaganda of Satanism, it does not need a minister who questions the Armenian language, Armenian literature and history".