ArmInfo. "I do not share your assessment and do not agree with your views," Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on November 8 to protesters at the building of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports, who stated that the head of the MESCS Arayik Harutyunyan was inappropriately expressed regarding the oldest party Armenia - ARF and does not want to listen to the opinions of people who disagree with the policies of the department headed by it.
It should be noted that Pashinyan was walking from the government building to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to participate in the event dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the founding of the diplomatic school and the oath ceremony by young diplomats. And, since the building of the MESCS is adjacent to the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the protestors met the premiere, demanding: "Arayik, leave!"
According to the participant of the protest rally - a member of the youth wing of the ARF, they believe that Arayik Harutyunyan failed the education sector. "And if Arayik Harutyunyan stole money, took bribes, taking entrance exams, would you not complain?" The prime minister asked.
According to the head of the Cabinet, it's not Arayik Harutyunyan who implements the state policy in the field of education, but the government. As the prime minister pointed out, he does not agree that certain groups take advantage of the situation, taking advantage of the lack of information, thereby trying to put pressure on people's national feelings. "There was no more national government in Armenia than ours," Pashinyan said.
Representatives of the ARF-D Youth Union said that they were most outraged by the financing from the state budget of the film "Mel" dedicated to the transgender weightlifter named Mel Daluzyan (before the sex change - Meline - ED note,). In response, Pashinyan noted that the biographical film tells about the multiple champion of Armenia, Europe and the bronze medalist of the World Cup, who repeatedly raised the Armenian flag at non-international venues.
According to the Dashnaktsakan members, the ministry, meanwhile, refuses to finance many really worthy films: "our people have many heroes who can make good films about."