Withdrawal of Armenian-Turkish protocols from Parliament a logical step: Alexander Arzumanyan





The withdrawal of the Armenian-Turkish protocols from the National Assembly was a logical step, ex-Foreign Minister, MP Alexander Arzumanyan told reporters today.

He said Turkey continues its hostile actions, and maintains the blockade of Armenia. “Perhaps, this served as a reason for raising the issue on the threshold of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, as the interests that exists today will not be as big next year,” Arzumanyan added.

The ex-Foreign Minister reminded about the recent unacceptable steps by Turkey, namely the decision to mark the Gallipoli anniversary on April 24. He noted that the Armenian President’s response to Erdogan’s invitation and the pan-Armenian Declaration on the Genocide Centennial contain rather positive approaches that should be taken into consideration. “We’ll see what happens in the future.”

Speaking about the crisis in Ukraine, Arzumanyan welcomed the signing of the agreement, but voiced doubt that it would be maintained. He considers there will be a ceasefire, but not a lasting one.

“There are some points in the agreement, which will make one of the parties refuse from it at some point,” he said.

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