Interviews and press conferences

09.04.2010 / President Serzh Sargsyan gives a briefing to the journalists during his visit to Tavush marz

Mr. President, what’s your opinion of the idea to establish an international school in Dilijan? I think it’s a great idea. In my brief speech I said that that program was important from a number of viewpoints and I fully support it. I would like to once again thank Mr. Ruben Vardanian for this excellent initiative and appeal to all our state bodies and services to support this program. I am certain, that in 2013 the school will have 500 students, and we hope, mostly from...

05.04.2010 / Interview of the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan to the German Der Spiegel weekly

Mr. President, in 2008 along with your Turkish counterpart you attended the football match of your two national teams. At the time it was a sensational event. Are you having any regrets about inviting your Turkish colleague to Armenia? No, I believe that cooperation of the Armenians and the Turks has no alternative. We wanted to dispel centuries-long animosity. However, from the very beginning I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. In his interview with Der Spiegel, speaking...

20.03.2010 / President Serzh Sargsyan's exclusive interview to EuroNews

President Sargsyan, with 23 votes in favour of the resolution and 22 against, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the United States’ House of Representatives has decided to declare that the 1915 massacre of over one million Armenians by the Ottoman Turks was genocide. Why do you think the committee has voted the resolution now? Discussions on the recognition of the Armenian genocide are not new in the political life of the United States of America. Several times at least in the...

11.03.2010 / President Serzh Sargsyan’s interview with Le Figaro

Why the Armenian-Turkish process of normalization entered a deadlock? We have a history of thorny relations. For ninety-five years Turkey has been denying the fact of the Genocide perpetrated against the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915. When I invited the President of Turkey to Armenia to watch the football game between our two national teams, my point was to promote the establishment of relations between our countries without preconditions. In 2009, before the Protocols...

12.02.2010 / Interview of the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan to Al Jazeera news network

«Frost over the world» Mr. President, the Turkish side claims that the Armenian side protracts the process. What are the next steps after the Protocols have been ratified by the Parliaments of both countries? What kind of, so to speak, “happy ending” would you like to see for this process? At the moment the Protocols are at the Presidential Office, and as soon as I am back to Yerevan, I will submit them to the National Assembly to start the process of ratification. We are...

10.12.2009 / Press conference of the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and the President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers

Statement of the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and the President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers for the press President Serzh Sargsyan Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen: We are greatly honored to receive in Armenia my dear colleague, the President of Latvia Mr. Valdis Zatlers and his delegation. Warm and friendly relations between our two peoples have formed long ago and now are developing further. Today, my colleague President Zatlers and I have had yet another...


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