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 Thursday, June 3 2021 13:41
David Stepanyan

Diplomat: Ara Aivazian demonstrated that any decision must be  accompanied by responsibility

Diplomat: Ara Aivazian demonstrated that any decision must be  accompanied by responsibility

ArmInfo.Always and everywhere, the development of a solution to any problem formulated by the political leadership of Armenia should be dealt with by specialists and professionals, former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Artsakh,  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Arman Melikyan expressed  a similar opinion to ArmInfo.

"Everyone should mind their own business. And of course, be  responsible, both for their own actions, and for their absence. We  finally need to realize the differences between professional experts  and various would-be experts. This need is especially important in  the current, very complex, domestic, foreign and geopolitical  situation, which Armenia faces, "he stressed.

In this light, Melikyan noted diplomacy as a very flexible tool that  makes it possible to build new, advantageous dispositions, even after  the most difficult defeats. According to the diplomat, from a  professional point of view, it is obvious that the RA Foreign  Minister Ara Aivazian, who resigned a few days ago, took up his  duties in a situation in which the diplomatic field also seemed  completely failed. And there was not even a hint from Yerevan of the  need to determine the status or restore the territorial integrity of  Artsakh.

Ara Aivazian submitted his resignation on May 27. According to  insider information, the reason for the resignation was the  contradictions with Prime Minister Pashinyan. On May 31, Aivazian's  deputy Gagik Ghalachyan and his Spokesperson Anna Naghdalyan  resigned. Saying goodbye to the Foreign Ministry staff on May 31,  Aivazian said that he resigned in order to avoid suspicions that the  Foreign Ministry might approve initiatives directed against the  national and state interests of Armenia. There is unverified  information about the resignation of the other three deputy heads of  the department.  According to the diplomat, the problem of the status  and restoration of Artsakh's sovereignty, at least within the borders  of NK, again became a part of the international agenda precisely  during the period of Aivazian's tenure. The OSCE Minsk Group has also  become more active, considering these issues as part of the  negotiating agenda. According to Melikyan's estimates, thus, the  former Foreign Minister and his team on the diplomatic front managed  to transform the defeat into the formation of a negotiating platform  beneficial for Armenia. Moreover, to provide Yerevan with the  political support of a number of states.  "Aivazian's farewell speech  at the Foreign Ministry, in all likelihood, means the existence of  contradictions between him and the acting Prime Minister of Armenia  around certain foreign policy issues and methods of solving them. It  is possible that Nikol Pashinyan made decisions regarding foreign  policy without notifying the foreign minister about them. The latter  is a very dangerous step and evidence of the deepening administrative  crisis in Armenia, "he stressed.

According to Melikyan, in the situation in which Armenia continues to  be, any member of the government, including the prime minister, must  clearly and fully realize the degree of his own responsibility for  the decisions made. Accordingly, avoiding steps that could threaten  the national and state interests of Armenia.  In this light, he noted  that if the head of the Foreign Ministry found the initiatives and  steps of the prime minister contradicting his own professional ideas  about the interests of the state, then by resigning he not only  emphasized his disagreement, but also pointed out the real initiator  of these steps, responsible for them.


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