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Alexandr Avanesov

Armenian MP: int`l community is moving further and further away from  the values of democracy

Armenian MP: int`l community is moving further and further away from  the values of democracy

ArmInfo.The RA NA delegation to takes part in the work of the Winter Meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA) in Vienna. The deputy of the RA NA Civil Contract, the member of the delegation Lilit Minasyan delivered a speech in the Assembly. As the press service of the RA NA reports, the MP in her speech said, in particular:

"Dear colleagues, Today, I would like to talk about the cornerstone  of our society: democracy. Democracy is more than just a system of  governance; it is a beacon of hope, a testament to the power of the  people, and a foundation for peace and progress.

I think more and more why the international community faces such  challenges:  It's not Diverse Interests and Perspectives, or Power  Dynamics and Geopolitical Rivalries, it's not even Weak International  Institutions, Failure of Conflict Resolution Mechanisms.

I'm sure that the main reason is that we are going farther from our  values as an international community. Ignoring or turning a blind eye  to autocracy can have serious consequences for global peace,  stability, and human rights.

Democratic nations do not seek war. Instead, they strive for peace,  stability, and prosperity for their citizens and for the world at  large. Authoritarian regimes often rely on the creation of external  enemies to maintain their grip on power and control over their  populations. By scapegoating foreign entities, these regimes divert  attention away from domestic issues, suppress dissent, and justify  repressive measures. This strategy ultimately undermines stability  and perpetuates a cycle of conflict and oppression.  They don't want  peace. As we see they bring up new and new conditions to not lose the  idea of an external enemy, their grip of power. It is important to  acknowledge that democracies are not immune to the pressures and  complexities of the world. They face threats from authoritarian  regimes, other actors who seek to undermine democratic values and  provoke conflict.

In conclusion, we can prevent autocracy, aggression or war by  addressing and voicing the threat to democratic values.

Let us reaffirm our commitment to democracy in Armenia and peace in  our region. Let us reject the false dichotomy between democracy and  war, and instead embrace the belief that through democracy, we can  build a more peaceful and prosperous world for generations to come.   Thank you." 

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