ArmInfo. At a meeting with leaders of secular and religious organizations of the Armenian community of France, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan touched on the working visit of the Armenian delegation to Paris, discussions with President Emmanuel Macron, the Armenian foreign policy and the Karabakh conflict.
The meeting was attended by deputies of the French parliament of Armenian descent, public and cultural figures, entrepreneurs. According to the Prime Minister's press service, Pashinyan, in particular, noted that it has already become a tradition when foreign visits are necessarily accompanied by meetings with representatives of the community, both in narrower and expanded groups.
"This is an important fact, it reflects the new policy that the government of the Republic of Armenia pursues in the sphere of relations between Armenia and the Diaspora, its meaning is to state the establishment of pan-Armenianism as a priority," he said. According to him, the meaning of the new policy is adequately perceived by international partners.
During meetings with President Macron, as Pashinyan noted, the head of France particularly touched on the Armenian community in France. "This makes me especially happy that, for example, the President of France, considers the government of Armenia, the Republic of Armenia and the Diaspora as one. And while talking with the President of France, my friend Emmanuel, constantly wants to emphasize how important and influential the Armenian community is in France and what a big role she plays in the public life of the country, in all areas. And it is a great honor for me when he recalls some of the people who are present tonight. "said Pashinyan.
According to him, the idea of pan-Armenianism is extremely important for the Armenian government. Its main idea, as the prime minister pointed out, is that the borders between the Republic of Armenia and the Diaspora are removed and when the Armenians come out as one, "all issues get a different picture, and all issues become resolved."
"The goal of our government is to create such a situation - the government of Armenia is the representative of all Armenians, and this is a decisive factor that will allow real changes to be made to the historical fate of our country, our people - to get out of the vicious circle when fate smiles at us and geopolitical circumstances are favorable for we have statehood, and when they change, we lose it. Our task is to get out of this cycle, and I can say with confidence that today we step out of it, "he said. As the prime minister noted, after a year and a half of the Cabinet's activities, there have already been tangible successes in the sphere of foreign policy. A completely new content is being formed on the Nagorno-Karabakh issue, which has a direct connection with the real idea and content of the Nagorno- Karabakh issue. "The most surprising thing for me, as for the Prime Minister, is that the international community has lost the idea of the content of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue, and this is universally presented as a territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan," he noted. As Pashinyan pointed out, over the past year and a half, the government has been working on the real content of the Karabakh issue.
"Until recently, it seemed that we were alone in this conversation, but now I can state that our words are perceived, understood by the international community, and I consider this a success," the prime minister said. Today, as Pashinyan emphasized, it can be stated that the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, in the end, already more deeply perceive and accept the positions of Armenia.
"They understood their position for them, and today we can state that the views of Armenia and Artsakh regarding the settlement of the Karabakh issue are one hundred percent identical. We never had such a situation, we didn't have such a situation when the views of Armenia and Artsakh until the last nuance were identical, or at least they weren't as identical as they are today, "said the head of the Cabinet. This means, according to Pashinyan, it means that the RA is approaching the following important result - among the Armenian people there is no discussion of the Karabakh issue in the Armenian reality, and a state will soon be reached under which the positions of the Armenians in the settlement of the Karabakh issue will also be identical. Nikol Pshainyan noted that over the past year and a half everyone has been eyewitnesses to some pessimistic assessments. For example, about the Armenian-Russian relations. "It can be stated that today between the authorities of Armenia and the Russian Federation there is complete mutual understanding regarding our relations, content, strategy and present and future. And I hope that the public statements of the representatives of the Russian Federation now already make this reality obvious," he said. In relations with the European Union, as Pashinyan noted, there were no big problems, and today they are not. "The Armenian-Georgian relations, let me assert, have never been at a higher level.
We have complete mutual understanding with Iran, we started a strategic dialogue with the USA and there are all signs that relations with the USA are also very close to an important breakthrough," said prime. Speaking about the internal Armenian reality, the Prime Minister noted that democracy, the rule of law, protection of human rights, freedom of speech, freedom of citizens, the power of the people in Armenia have no alternative. "At many international venues, listening to the speeches of my colleagues, I stated that they talked about the need to reduce corruption in their countries. Listening to these speeches, I told myself that this path cannot be interesting to us, because we should not speak to reduce corruption, but to eradicate it, " - said Pashinyan, emphasizing that the RA is clearly following this path, "and not a single ex, current or future official can hope that he can remain outside this logic."
"I want to thank all those people who are discussing with us and criticizing us because they give us the opportunity to correct our mistakes. I cannot guarantee that our government, personally, we will be infallible, but I can guarantee that our people will have the opportunity to correct our mistakes when it considers that we have exhausted the possibilities of correcting our mistakes, because today we act as the Government of the Republic of Armenia, as the authority of the Republic of Armenia, but I want to state that the authority in the Republic of Armenia belongs to the proud citizen of the Republic of Armenia, and we perceive as a citizen who provides his service to the country.
I want to assure that we will provide this service with the maximum strength of our capabilities. The rest is a matter of citizens's assessment, "said the Prime Minister of Armenia.