Arminfo.info




 Saturday, April 17 2021 13:35
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Armenian President speaks on relations with Georgia, Turkey and  Azerbaijan

Armenian President speaks on relations with Georgia, Turkey and  Azerbaijan

ArmInfo. Armenia should pursue an active foreign policy, develop cooperation with all states, no matter big or small, and especially with its friendly neighbors -  Georgia and Iran. Armenian President Armen Sarkissian said this in an  interview with journalists, summing up the results of his visit to  Tbilisi.

At the same time, he added that diplomacy should to some extent  actively work with countries unfriendly to Armenia, but relations  with friends should be in a special place.

"We must be able to show the world that even after the war we are  strong. You can lose 5 wars, but each time get on your feet, go  forward and win. We won 26 years ago, but we did not work much, did  not take seriously these issues, we decided that this victory is  forever, and so on. But we must take defeat so seriously, stand on  our feet and move forward together. You cannot win in life if there  is a split, "he said.  The Armenian President added that during his  meetings in Georgia he presented in detail the position of Armenia on  the war, how it happened and why. "Of course, we must not forget  about our prisoners and hostages. Unfortunately, the enemy uses their  life, their captivity as a trump card. This is unacceptable from the  point of view of international law. I will always raise this issue  until it is resolved. When you speak about this here, not only the  President of Georgia, the people, but also the international  community hears it, "Sarkissian said.

The President noted that regional cooperation was discussed at the  meetings: "It is very important to take steps so that stability  reigns in the region. And stability without a just and final solution  to the Artsakh issue will be almost impossible."

Speaking about the proposal of the President of Georgia to become a  platform for dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Sarkissian  said: "This is not the first time the Georgian side has offered to be  a platform where the parties can negotiate. This is an honest  proposal, although it is not yet clear to me who will hold this  conversation and what topics it will touch upon.

Before talking about any serious interstate negotiations, the  opposing side must show at least an elementary human attitude. Even  if you are an enemy and an adversary, you should not block the paths  for future dialogue. " At the same time, noting the importance of  regional stability, Sarkissian pointed to the existence of many  problems in Armenia after the war and against the backdrop of the  coronavirus pandemic. "Therefore, when we talk about regional  security, it means health security, political, military, information  or cyber security, right up to food security. These are problems for  everyone, but primarily for a country like ours, which is under  siege. ",  the RA President said.  Referring to the fact that  discussions on Karabakh were held in the Georgian parliament, the  president stated that, of course, Georgia is worried about new  regional realities. "If you think that the Artsakh problem is only  our issue, then you are mistaken. Until this issue has received a  fair, final solution, it will be difficult to talk about stability  and predictability. So, this is everyone's problem. The Artsakh  problem is not the only problem in the South Caucasus. Therefore, we  ourselves should be interested not only in the Artsakh issue,  relations with Turkey and Azerbaijan, but also to be sensitive to the  problems of friendly countries. I believe that we need to deepen our  relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran and Georgia.

At the same time, he said that during the meetings all possible  programs, proposals, all possible transport solutions and schemes  were discussed. "We discussed all this with the President. In the  end, Armenia should become not a dead end, but a crossroads. If we  can make Armenia a crossroads ... But besides this abstract desire,  there are a lot of difficulties. How are you going to open the way  with Turkey, with Azerbaijan? "Before opening the way, it is  necessary to take a thousand and one steps, the first must be from  Azerbaijan, it must be from Turkey," the head of state said.   Referring to the discussion in Armenia on the need to establish  long-term peace in the region and establish relations with Turkey and  Azerbaijan, Sarkissian recalled that his position on the issues of  relations with Ankara and the Armenian Genocide is well known.  "As  for Azerbaijan, we are not in the same position. Before we talk about  anything with Azerbaijan, we first need to return our boys and girls,  then we will think about the next step.

The restoration or normalization of bilateral relations cannot occur  at the expense of one side, at our expense. I will not be able to  forget the Genocide, put aside the difficulties, misfortunes and  history of our people for more than 100 years, if the other side does  not take any steps towards it, does not recognize or apologize, etc.  When this happens, then we will think, and then you will ask me a  question, "the RA President said.  In conclusion, the head of state  pointed out that there are many opportunities for the development of  economic relations between Armenia and Georgia. "Georgia, for  example, has customs advantages with China and the European Union,  and Armenia with the Eurasian Economic Union. Imagine a Georgian-  Armenian joint venture capable of selling its products with customs  privileges in the EU or China. And vice versa, an Armenian-Georgian  enterprise, which can sell goods in the Eurasian space. Or  cooperation in the field of health care, in the field of science,  from new technologies to the fight against COVID. I can assure you  that if Armenia and Georgia propose joint projects that are  bilateral, have bilateral investments, are infrastructural, then many  investors, international financial institutions, starting with the  European Bank, the World Bank, will be happy to finance, even private  individuals. Joint projects are much more attractive than small ones,  "he concluded.


News
Heads of Defense Ministries of Armenia and Russia discussed situation  in Karabakh conflict zoneHeads of Defense Ministries of Armenia and Russia discussed situation  in Karabakh conflict zone
Pashinyan: The actions of the Azerbaijani armed forces near Lake Sev  Lich are, in fact, act of subversive infiltrationPashinyan: The actions of the Azerbaijani armed forces near Lake Sev  Lich are, in fact, act of subversive infiltration
In connection with upcoming parliamentary elections, Prosecutor  General`s Office of Armenia formed special working groupIn connection with upcoming parliamentary elections, Prosecutor  General`s Office of Armenia formed special working group
296 cases of intestinal infection were detected in Sisian296 cases of intestinal infection were detected in Sisian
Lavrov and Aivazian discussed  situation in Syunik region of ArmeniaLavrov and Aivazian discussed  situation in Syunik region of Armenia
Pashinyan at a meeting with Garibashvili stressed  importance of  increasing  productivity of regional transport communicationsPashinyan at a meeting with Garibashvili stressed  importance of  increasing  productivity of regional transport communications
Garibashvili: With the aim of strengthening stability, peace,  democratic values, Georgian people chose European and Euro-Atlantic  path Garibashvili: With the aim of strengthening stability, peace,  democratic values, Georgian people chose European and Euro-Atlantic  path 
At meeting with Lithuanian President, RA NA Speaker stressed need to  resume negotiations in format of OSCE Minsk Group At meeting with Lithuanian President, RA NA Speaker stressed need to  resume negotiations in format of OSCE Minsk Group 
Presentation of Converse Bank`s online platform for SME financingPresentation of Converse Bank`s online platform for SME financing
The second meeting of ministers of foreign affairs “Central Asia – China” was held in the city of Xi’anThe second meeting of ministers of foreign affairs “Central Asia – China” was held in the city of Xi’an
Azerbaijani armed forces will hold another exercisesAzerbaijani armed forces will hold another exercises
NSS of Armenia warned against spreading misinformation related to  situation on country`s bordersNSS of Armenia warned against spreading misinformation related to  situation on country`s borders
``My step``: People will not step into the Kocharian river twice``My step``: People will not step into the Kocharian river twice
Forecast: Further regional transformations will not come as a  surprise for Russia and Armenia Forecast: Further regional transformations will not come as a  surprise for Russia and Armenia 
Freedom House calls on Baku to cooperate with the ECHR on the issue  of Armenian prisonersFreedom House calls on Baku to cooperate with the ECHR on the issue  of Armenian prisoners
Opinion: Against the background of the upcoming elections in Armenia,  Azerbaijan is trying to snatch as much as possibleOpinion: Against the background of the upcoming elections in Armenia, Azerbaijan is trying to snatch as much as possible
Armenian Defense Ministry denies information about battles in the  direction of IshkhanasarArmenian Defense Ministry denies information about battles in the  direction of Ishkhanasar
French University of Armenia received international accreditation  within the framework of the UN initiative - PRMEFrench University of Armenia received international accreditation  within the framework of the UN initiative - PRME
NSS: Former high-ranking serviceman arrested in treason case NSS: Former high-ranking serviceman arrested in treason case 
Stepanakert: 27 years ago, on May 12, 1992,  a trilateral termless  agreement on a complete ceasefire in Karabakh entered into forceStepanakert: 27 years ago, on May 12, 1992,  a trilateral termless  agreement on a complete ceasefire in Karabakh entered into force
Speaker of Seimas: Lithuania continues to express concern over  Azerbaijan`s encroachments on Armenian cultural heritageSpeaker of Seimas: Lithuania continues to express concern over  Azerbaijan`s encroachments on Armenian cultural heritage
Coronavirus spread dynamics slows down growth rates in ArmeniaCoronavirus spread dynamics slows down growth rates in Armenia
Armenia`s Ombudsman told the British Ambassador about the war crimes  of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces during the war in ArtsakhArmenia`s Ombudsman told the British Ambassador about the war crimes  of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces during the war in Artsakh
A group of Spanish lawmakers demands from the Azerbaijani authorities  to release Armenian prisoners of warA group of Spanish lawmakers demands from the Azerbaijani authorities  to release Armenian prisoners of war
Gevorgyan: Armenia has always paid priority attention to solving  humanitarian problemsGevorgyan: Armenia has always paid priority attention to solving  humanitarian problems
Armenia and Bulgaria intend to deepen cooperation in the fields of  agriculture, innovative technologies and transportArmenia and Bulgaria intend to deepen cooperation in the fields of  agriculture, innovative technologies and transport
Security Council Secretary assures: According to Armenian  intelligence, the Azerbaijani authorities decided to start a war in  Artsakh as far back as June 2020Security Council Secretary assures: According to Armenian  intelligence, the Azerbaijani authorities decided to start a war in  Artsakh as far back as June 2020
New elections - new rules: No need for a pen during votingNew elections - new rules: No need for a pen during voting
Lilit Makunts: De-occupation of Shushi, should become an important  priority Lilit Makunts: De-occupation of Shushi, should become an important  priority 
Advisory Group presented first opinion on case of serviceman Tigran  Ohanjanyan, who died in non-combat conditionsAdvisory Group presented first opinion on case of serviceman Tigran  Ohanjanyan, who died in non-combat conditions
Official campaign for early parliamentary elections will be held from  June 7 to June18, inclusiveOfficial campaign for early parliamentary elections will be held from  June 7 to June18, inclusive
The visit of the governmental delegation of Turkmenistan to the People’s Republic of China has startedThe visit of the governmental delegation of Turkmenistan to the People’s Republic of China has started
RA MFA: We are deeply concerned about the ongoing clashes in  JerusalemRA MFA: We are deeply concerned about the ongoing clashes in  Jerusalem
Lavrov voiced the key to normalizing situation in Karabakh conflict  zoneLavrov voiced the key to normalizing situation in Karabakh conflict  zone
Acting Minister of Justice of Armenia and Deputy Minister to visit  Moscow Acting Minister of Justice of Armenia and Deputy Minister to visit  Moscow
Court in Yerevan once again postponed the court hearing in the case  of Robert Kocharian and Armen GevorgyanCourt in Yerevan once again postponed the court hearing in the case  of Robert Kocharian and Armen Gevorgyan
Lavrov: Russia stands for the fastest possible solution to all  humanitarian issues related to the Karabakh conflictLavrov: Russia stands for the fastest possible solution to all  humanitarian issues related to the Karabakh conflict
Political scientist: Winds are gradually changing around ArtsakhPolitical scientist: Winds are gradually changing around Artsakh
Lavrov on the processes in the zone of the Karabakh conflict: Not  everything is simple, but solvableLavrov on the processes in the zone of the Karabakh conflict: Not  everything is simple, but solvable
Lavrov and Cavusoglu noted the importance of continuing efforts to  stabilize the situation around Nagorno- KarabakhLavrov and Cavusoglu noted the importance of continuing efforts to  stabilize the situation around Nagorno- Karabakh
Lawyer: The situation in the Armenian courts does not differ from the  one that existed 3 years agoLawyer: The situation in the Armenian courts does not differ from the  one that existed 3 years ago
Armenia`s Ombudsman told the lawmakers of the PA Francophonie about  the imperative of the return of Armenian prisoners held by AzerbaijanArmenia`s Ombudsman told the lawmakers of the PA Francophonie about  the imperative of the return of Armenian prisoners held by Azerbaijan
Armenian President signed a decree on holding early parliamentary  elections on June 20Armenian President signed a decree on holding early parliamentary  elections on June 20
243 new cases of coronavirus infection detected in Armenia per day,  475 people recovered243 new cases of coronavirus infection detected in Armenia per day,  475 people recovered
Aliyev explained why the Aliyev explained why the "Zangezur Corridor" is being discussed with  Russia
Ilham Aliyev criticized Canada and France and threatened ArmeniaIlham Aliyev criticized Canada and France and threatened Armenia
Meeting with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PRC held in the MFA of TurkmenistanMeeting with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PRC held in the MFA of Turkmenistan
Prime Minister of Georgia will arrive in Armenia on an official visit  on May 12Prime Minister of Georgia will arrive in Armenia on an official visit  on May 12
Ministry of Health: 10,727 citizens vaccinated against coronavirus in  ArmeniaMinistry of Health: 10,727 citizens vaccinated against coronavirus in  Armenia
Armenian Parliament did not elect Nikol Pashinyan to the post of  Prime MinisterArmenian Parliament did not elect Nikol Pashinyan to the post of  Prime Minister
Nikol Pashinyan shared sensational news about SevanNikol Pashinyan shared sensational news about Sevan
Pashinyan on the 44-day war: Armenia crossed the point of no return  by April 2018Pashinyan on the 44-day war: Armenia crossed the point of no return  by April 2018
Pashinyan: Turkey returned to the region 100 years later to continue  its genocidal policyPashinyan: Turkey returned to the region 100 years later to continue  its genocidal policy
"If today we want to falsify the election results, not only citizens,  but also members of our team will not allow us": Pashinyan
Pashinyan: Turkey is our enemy, which is also our neighborPashinyan: Turkey is our enemy, which is also our neighbor
Nikol Pashinyan spoke about the advantages of his tenure as Prime  MinisterNikol Pashinyan spoke about the advantages of his tenure as Prime  Minister
Moscow has announced the agenda of Sergey Lavrov`s visit to  AzerbaijanMoscow has announced the agenda of Sergey Lavrov`s visit to  Azerbaijan
Attempt number two: Special session of the parliament on the  Attempt number two: Special session of the parliament on the  "non-election" of the prime minister started 
Despite decrease in the dynamics of growth of cases, more than 10  people die from COVID in Armenia every dayDespite decrease in the dynamics of growth of cases, more than 10  people die from COVID in Armenia every day
Forecast: The noose around Aliyev will continue to tighten furtherForecast: The noose around Aliyev will continue to tighten further
Read more



Commented