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 Wednesday, October 27 2021 11:21
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Aghvan Vardanyan harshly criticized current government in connection  with their position on normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations

Aghvan Vardanyan harshly criticized current government in connection  with their position on normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations

ArmInfo. MP of the "Armenia" faction Aghvan Vardanyan harshly criticized the current government in connection with their position on the normalization of  Armenian-Turkish relations.

For example, Vardanyan's statement received by ArmInfo notes that on  October 15, in the course of questions and answers to the government  in the parliament, the MP asked a question about mutual positive  signals between Turkey and Armenia and received an offer to send a  written request.  According to him, on October 16 he sent a written  request in which he asked whether this government can guarantee that  in the process of normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations there  will be no deviation from the red lines approved by the RA  Constitutional Court.

"I reminded that there are 2009 Zurich Protocols on Armenian-Turkish  relations. There is a decision of the RA Constitutional Court of  2010, a decision of January 12. With this decision, the  Constitutional Court established red lines:

(A) Reciprocal obligations under the Protocols are purely bilateral  in nature and cannot be applied to any third party. Naturally, we are  talking about Azerbaijan;

B) They cannot be interpreted and applied in a manner that  contradicts the provisions of the preamble of the RA Constitution;

C) Cannot be interpreted and applied in a way that contradicts the  requirements of paragraph 11 of the Declaration of Independence of  Armenia. That is, the Republic of Armenia supports the international  recognition of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey and Western  Armenia in 1915. I repeat, this is an excerpt from the decision of  the RA Constitutional Court, "the opposition MP noted.

At the same time, he expressed his indignation at the response he  received from the government of Armenia, which, in particular, says:

"Dear Mr. Vardanyan, in response to your written request addressed to  the RA Prime Minister on September 16, on the basis of the relevant  instruction of the head of government, we inform you that the  decision of the RA Constitutional Court of January 12, 2010 (decision  SDO-850) concerns obligations, stipulated in the signed Protocols on  the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of  Armenia and the Republic of Turkey and on the development of  relations between the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Turkey  signed in Zurich on October 10, 2009 - to the issue of compliance! As  a reminder, the procedure for signing these protocols was terminated  on March 1, 2018 by a corresponding decree of the President of the  Republic of Armenia.

As for the approaches of the Armenian government to promoting the  agenda of international recognition of the Armenian Genocide and the  normalization of relations with Turkey, we inform you that these  issues are included in the program of the RA government for  2021-2026. "

The opposition MP stated that government representatives avoid verbal  answers to direct questions from MPs, apparently fearing to offend  the Turkish side with a careless word.

"It seems that only one conclusion can be drawn from this answer:  there is no Republic of Armenia, Constitutional Court for them; that  the preamble of the RA Constitution, this decision of the  Constitutional Court is not a basis for them, and does not concern  them; these red lines are out of date and that they are ready to make  concessions here too.

At the same time, the government's program on the Genocide  specifically states: "The government will use the international  recognition of the Genocide not to increase regional tensions, but  rather, on the contrary, to achieve regional de-escalation."  Conclusion - they are seriously ill with Turkish peacefulness and  such patients are not treated. They are dying, "said Vardanyan, while  asking Deputy Foreign Minister Vahe Gevorgyan, who signed this reply,  whether he is ready to share responsibility for future processes. 


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