The interests of the state and the people urgently and imperatively require to resolve the situation. - President Armen Sarkissian
The political crisis in the country continues, and the situation remains tense. This fact can have unpredictable and irreversible consequences for our state and our statehood.
There are many problems, and their solution requires urgent systemic changes, including constitutional and legislative ones.
Both the government and the parliamentary (and extra-parliamentary) political forces have repeatedly expressed their positions. However, there is a lack of mutual understanding and a desire to meet each other. Moreover, calls for intolerance have become more frequent.
In the current situation, my only goal has been to keep the country from convulsions and prevent a situation fraught with grave consequences.
The interests of the state and the people urgently and imperatively require to resolve the situation.
Guided by state and all-national interests, I invite the Prime Minister of the Republic, the leaders of parliamentary factions, and Homeland Salvation Movement leaders to a meeting at the Presidential Residence on March 13, at 12.00, to discuss the current situation and find mutually acceptable solutions to overcome the crisis.
I reaffirm my conviction that negotiations and dialogues are the only way to regulate the differences, and unity of all our efforts and opportunities is the only way to develop Armenia and Artsakh.
P.S. The Office of the President of the Republic expects to receive a response from the invited to participate in the meeting by March 11, 18:00.