Statements and messages of the President of RA
Statement of the President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian
Lately, thousands of citizens of our Republic, the overwhelming part of which are students, present their demands to the authorities in the form of demonstrations and processions.
Young people represent our future: they are future soldiers, scientists and engineers, politicians and state employees, and their voice certainly should be heard and their opinion should be respected.
There is no doubt that there exist multiple problems of the social, economic, legal and political nature which demand an expeditious resolution. The Parliament of Armenia and the Government formed by the majority of the parliament members, endowed with the relevant authority are called upon to discuss issues and find solutions acceptable for the public.
I am convinced that the only way to resolve this kind of situation is a dialogue in any format, respect toward each other’s point of view, and tolerance.
As the Head of State, I urge the parties to start a dialogue in order to find the best possible way out from the situation.
With this regard, I share concern expressed by different public and political organizations and welcome the proposal of the ARF to create under the aegis of the President of Armenia a platform for political consultations to find jointly, in the spirit of solidarity solutions for the existing problems.
At the moment I urge the participants of the public gatherings, demonstrators and law enforcement bodies to show restraint and responsibility.
I would like to stress once again that security, stability, and national unity in our country must be a priority as well as undeniable necessity for us all.