Armenian parties’ forum in Artsakh good tradition of partnership – politician

16:38 • 14.06.17



A deputy leader of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) on Wednesday shared his expectations from the Armenian political parties’ third forum in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), describing the event as a good initiative establishing firm traditions.


Armen Ashotyan said that the event, to be held between 16 and 18 June, will bring together 15 political parties, of which six will be from Nagorno-Karabakh.


The RPA is organizing the event in collaboration with the National Assembly of Armenia.


“The conduct of this conference has become a kind and efficient tradition in Armenia’s life,” he said, adding that Nagorno-Karabakh’s National Assembly also will be a co-organizer this year.


Ashotyan added that the event will focus on national security problems, foreign policy challenges and fundamental socio-economic concerns. “Plans for creating a joint media platform, information security and democracy development packages will be also considered,” he added.


“Another fact making this forum unique is that it will attract an unprecedented number of experts,” he said, adding that Tigran Torosyan, a former speaker of the National Assembly, Alexander Arzumanyan, a former foreign minister, Larisa Alaverdyan, a former ombudsperson of Armenia will be among the participants.


“We have managed, over the period, to make this forum in Artsakh the artery of Armenia's political tought to discuss the two countries’ prospects and challenges,” Ashotyan noted.


The politician said he sees also good chances for Armenian political parties to freely voice any approach. In his words, dialogues often develop more efficiently in the second Armenian republic.

At the end, the participants will adopt a resolition, Ashotyan added.

 

The event will start with an opening speech by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and a greeting address by President Bako Sahakyan of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. President of the Armenian National Assembly Ara Babloyan, who will be in Nagorno-Karabakh on a working visit in that period, will also be in attendance.

 

“It is our dream to see this conference develop into a ‘Davos’ of Armenian politics. It is an unprecedented event for the Armenian politics,” Ashotyan said.

Liana Arakelyan





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