Armenian Parliament Speaker Galust Sahakyan today refrained from commenting of [Armenian first President] Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s recent interview.
“It was not a view to be expressed by the first president. Rather, it was an opinion expressing narrow party interests,” said Mr Sahakyan.
The parliament official understood from Ter-Petrosyan’s statement that there is no need for systemic changes in Armenia as ‘he [Levon Ter-Petrosyan ] remains the first president and can still direct people.’
Anyway, Galust Sahakyan is not going to use the interview to remind people of Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s past. He only speaks about the implications he saw in the interview. “He [Levon Ter-Petrosyan ] says ‘If I was a bad leader, you are even worse…’
Galust Sahakyan agrees with Ter-Petrosyan that Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan should participate in the upcoming meeting between Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents after ‘the two countries give their consent.’
The parliament speaker slightly ‘reprimanded’ the OSCE Minsk Group mediators ‘who are always making similar statements.’
“They should not make the same appeal to Azerbaijan and Armenia. But we have been able to make it clear that everything is hidden in the Azerbaijani side,” he said.