Serzh Sargsyan: Armenia backs Russia’s stance on traditional family values

18:19 • 11.10.17



Below is Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s speech delivered at the  meeting of CIS Council of Heads of State in Moscow

 

Dear Mr Chairman,


Dear Heads of State and Delegations!

First of all, I wish to thank you, Vladimir Vladimirovich, for the traditionally warm welcome and hospitality, and for organizing the summit at such a high level.


The agenda of today’s meeting, as well as the list of issues included in it reflects the effectiveness of the active chairmanship of the Russian Federation in the Commonwealth, primarily aimed at the furtherance of the CIS, considering its adaptation to contemporary realities.


I would like to dwell on a number of issues that seem to be topical from our point of view as regards the Commonwealth and interstate cooperation. We have initiated several substantive discussions on a number of issues reflected in last year’s decision on adaptation. We support this process, which should be reflected in the cooperation of States interested in all possible areas of interaction.


Another important area of joint work is cooperation in the humanitarian sphere. We support the Statement “On support of the family and traditional family values” as proposed by the Russian side, well aware that the institution of the family is the basis of society and a cohesive factor for peoples.


Being interested in expanding cooperation in the humanitarian sphere, we believe that the Cultural Capitals interstate program is a useful initiative in terms of preserving and developing cultural ties between CIS countries.


Next year the Armenian city of Goris is due to be proclaimed as the cultural capital of the Commonwealth. We are now inviting the representatives of CIS countries to the events that will be held throughout the year in that beautiful part of Syunik Marz of Armenia.


I also want to emphasize the significance of the Year of Book due in 2019 and the Year of the 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War in 2020.


Five years ago, in connection with the 500th anniversary of Armenian printing, UNESCO proclaimed Yerevan the world capital of the book - an event that we widely celebrated with the participation of guests, including from the CIS countries.


Prioritizing the development of human capital, we set the broadening of the scope of book readers as the leitmotif of numerous events, since the availability of a reading and developed society is crucial for us.


I am sure that the forthcoming celebration of Great Victory anniversary is another reason to honor the memory of those who died in the fight against fascism. In Armenia, there is no family to have been spared by this tragedy: every second Armenian front-line soldier never returned home. It is also a good opportunity to jointly oppose attempts to reanimate the ideology of fascism, the spread of xenophobia and racism in the world.


Armenia has repeatedly stressed the need for the international community to oppose a united front to such phenomena as international terrorism, extremism and organized crime. I support the adoption of relevant documents streamlining CIS countries’ joint efforts in the fight against money laundering, financing of terrorism, drug trafficking and other cross-border crimes.

 

In conclusion, I would like to wish good luck to our Tajik colleagues and, personally, to President Emomali Rahmon, who is taking over the chairmanship in the Commonwealth, and to express our willingness to assist them with the implementation of all planned actions in the best interest of CIS nations.


Thank you.

 

 





LATEST NEWSAll Today news

16:52 • 19/10

iPod designer Tony Fadell named winner of Armenian president’s IT award

15:52 • 19/10

Is Melania Trump using body double? Conspiracy theory suggests replacement is traveling with the President using a fake nose and giant sunglasses

15:36 • 19/10

Uranus up close: Giant ice planet set to be its closest to Earth and visible without a telescope

15:22 • 19/10

Azerbaijan’s territorial claims not limited to Karabakh, says parliament member

14:36 • 19/10

Canadian Boy, 10, falls down Niagara Gorge after losing balance on railing

14:30 • 19/10

New Zealand has youngest ever prime minister

14:08 • 19/10

Nagorno-Karabakh development programs discussed in Brussels

13:34 • 19/10

Spain to trigger suspension of Catalan autonomy on Saturday

13:21 • 19/10

Sargsyan-Aliyev talks important effort against April tensions, says Armenian expert

12:06 • 19/10

Turkey may soon close Iraqi border, says Erdogan

11:47 • 19/10

EU-Armenia agreement mutually acceptable  –  Republican MP hits back at critics

10:38 • 19/10

Zhamanak: Azerbaijan’s interest to reduce frontline tension positive sign, says Russian politician

10:09 • 19/10

Hraparak: Signing of EU Neighborhood Policy may be postponsed until late 2017

09:37 • 19/10

Portugal interior minister resigns after deadly wildfire

09:11 • 19/10

Catalonia referendum: Spain ultimatum looms over independence push

19:30 • 18/10

France passes controversial anti-terror law

19:25 • 18/10

Spain issues clear threats on Catalan rule

19:08 • 18/10

Polish foreign minister to visit Armenia on Oct 20

18:58 • 18/10

Jennifer Lawrence: I was forced to stand in nude line-up

18:40 • 18/10

Mystery of Saudi Arabia's ancient 'gates': Google Earth spots 400 stone structures found on the edge of volcanoes

18:20 • 18/10

Tennis: Sharapova loses Kremlin Cup round one

17:59 • 18/10

Levon Hayrapetyan's image will always remain bright in our memory – Bako Sahakyan

17:29 • 18/10

Geneva summit marked regress for Armenia – analyst

16:38 • 18/10

Twitter pledges tougher anti-abuse actions

16:19 • 18/10

Azerbaijani FM unveils plan for meeting with Nalbandian

16:00 • 18/10

Canary island La Palma experiences 352 earthquakes in ten days as scientists continue to monitor its active volcano

15:42 • 18/10

The equipment which costs 76 million AMD donated by Karen Vardanyan to Hematology Center will save lives

13:51 • 18/10

Amazon and eBay warned about VAT fraudsters

13:12 • 18/10

War scenario not ruled out in future Karabakh settlement efforts – Russian analyst

12:30 • 18/10

Russian-Armenian philantropist Levon Hayrapetyan passes away

12:01 • 18/10

Hraparak: Medvedev to attend EEU summit in Armenia  

11:38 • 18/10

Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan sign defense agreement

11:18 • 18/10

Return to talks key achievement of Sargsyan-Aliyev meeting – European analyst

10:32 • 18/10

White House photographer reveals her favorite photos of the former First Lady

09:47 • 18/10

Weinstein scandal: Game of Thrones star accuses Hollywood mogul

09:30 • 18/10

Kenya election official quits before poll

09:15 • 18/10

Trump's fortune down $600m on Forbes ranking

18:00 • 17/10

Mourinho demands pay rise to sign Man Utd contract

17:35 • 17/10

Serzh Sargsyan's statement on Karabakh key moment of presidential summit – diplomat

17:07 • 17/10

Angelina Jolie to voice star in 'The One and Only Ivan' 

16:00 • 17/10

Energy policies run counter to Armenian government's market liberalization plan – expert

14:54 • 17/10

First shipment of Apple's iPhone X limited to 46,500 units

14:38 • 17/10

Singapore artist, 17, creates 3D Latte Art

14:29 • 17/10

EU urges US Congress to preserve Iran nuclear deal

14:15 • 17/10

German neo-Nazi, 88, is convicted for Holocaust denial after claiming there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz

13:53 • 17/10

Only cost-effective nuclear plant may be realistic for Armenia - minister

13:19 • 17/10

Syria crisis: US-backed forces 'control' Raqqa

12:08 • 17/10

Presidential summit affirmed urgent need to respect earlier commitments - Republican MP  

11:34 • 17/10

Cher to appear in Mamma Mia! sequel

11:25 • 17/10

North Korea ambassador says ‘nuclear war may break out at any moment’

11:13 • 17/10

EU-Armenia framework agreement  offers extra guarantees over Nagorno-Karabakh - lawmaker

10:13 • 17/10

Zhamanak: Insurmountable obstacles to signing of EU-Armenia agreement

09:40 • 17/10

UN secretary general urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to intensify peace efforts over Karabakh

09:12 • 17/10

US urges calm amid escalating Kirkuk crisis

18:19 • 16/10

Inecobank offers US$ 25m new term facility agreement

18:00 • 16/10

Oil prices rise amid Iraqi tensions

17:53 • 16/10

Hurricane Ophelia: Thousands lose power as storm hits Ireland

17:42 • 16/10

Armenian-Azerbaijani presidential summit was held in constructive atmosphere, say foreign ministers

17:23 • 16/10

US Embassy in Yerevan announces date of restarting Diversity Visa Lottery

16:50 • 16/10

Armenia to fight historical negationism on international platform

15:28 • 16/10

US to ease visa rules for Turkish patients

14:48 • 16/10

Armenian, Azerbaijani presidents conclude talks in Geneva (video, updated)

13:57 • 16/10

Armenian man reported killed in Moscow

13:33 • 16/10

Serzh Sargsyan in Geneva for key talks over Nagorno-Karabakh

13:16 • 16/10

Yerevan bank theft resolved

12:51 • 16/10

Nagorno-Karabakh president introduces key provisions of 2017-2020 Program          

12:38 • 16/10

'Non-signing' of EU coopreration deal Armenian authorities' intrigue - expert

11:15 • 16/10

Qualcomm trying to get iPhone sales banned in China

11:10 • 16/10

California firefighters said they finally turned a corner

10:33 • 16/10

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander wear wedding rings during 'post-marriage' celebration in Ibiza after 'tying the knot in private ceremony'

10:12 • 16/10

Iraq says vast areas taken from Kurds in Kirkuk

10:03 • 16/10

Lionel Messi’s wife confirms she is expecting baby

09:40 • 16/10

Vietnam braces for typhoon Khanun after 72 killed in floods

09:18 • 16/10

Austria set to elect world’s youngest leader

14:58 • 14/10

'Old and New Yerevan': Unique photo exhibition dedicated to Armenia's capital  

14:29 • 14/10

China's secret aid empire uncovered

14:17 • 14/10

Armenian peacekeepers to join CSTO drills in Kazakhstan

13:51 • 14/10

Nagorno-Karabakh reports relative calm on frontline

13:28 • 14/10

John Kerry says Trump ‘creating intn’l crisis over Iran deal’

13:18 • 14/10

Iceland's president faints and breaks nose in ‘too hot’ bath

13:10 • 14/10

Magic mushrooms can reset untreatably depressed brain

13:03 • 14/10

Sharapova reaches her first WTA final since 2015

12:57 • 14/10

Chinese museum accused of racism over exhibiting Africans with animals in photos

12:50 • 14/10

Oroginal Asterix illustration fetches €1.4m in Paris auction

12:41 • 14/10

Hundreds of Turkish officials seek asylum in Germany

12:27 • 14/10

Call for excluding Azerbaijan from Council of Europe very realistic, says Armenia’s top rep. to ECHR

11:21 • 14/10

EU’s Juncker says Catalan split would lead to splintering EU

11:08 • 14/10

Hraparak: Armenian government mulls ministry merger plan

10:49 • 14/10

Zhoghovurd: Signing of new EU cooperation deal depends fully on Armenia, says MEP

10:36 • 14/10

'City of Love' reflects our pride of our capital city – Yerevan mayor

10:23 • 14/10

PACE Bureau calls for excluding Azerbaijan from European court

09:49 • 14/10

EU publishes initialed text of Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement with Armenia

09:15 • 14/10

UNESCO selects French culture minister as new chief

23:14 • 13/10

SunChild Festival has moved from cinema halls to a wider variety of venues

17:51 • 13/10

Armenia should consider Iran in case of opting for Iraqi Kurdistan’s recognition – expert

17:26 • 13/10

Ardshinabank: Reliable partner is key to stable and successful business  

16:49 • 13/10

Army fatality caused by Azerbaijani fire condemnable in light of CSTO drills in Armenia –parliament speaker

16:25 • 13/10

We don't need EU, says Turkey’s Erdogan

15:55 • 13/10

Armenian premier visits ArmProdExpo 2017 exhibition (photos)

15:19 • 13/10

Samsung Electronics CEO announces shock amid surging profits