20 Apr 2018 21:43

Armenian deputy PM urges all republics' political forces to begin dialogue

YEREVAN. April 20 (Interfax) - Armenian First Deputy Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan called for the beginning of dialogue with members of the opposition movement standing against Serzh Sargsyan as prime minister.

"We are shaping the new parliamentary system, which should be used as much as possible and the regularly operating platform should be formed, at which political discussions will be held, quite complicated issues will be discussed, conversations and talks will be constantly conducted, but not from elections to elections," Karapetyan said in an interview with the Armenia television company.

He said he has understood that certain public officials are speaking with arrogance torn from reality in some cases. "I offer all political forces, people concerned about the country's future to reconsider their approaches and begin a dialogue on all platforms to ensure the country's stability," Karapetyan said.

He said that he was willing to put forward his own proposal for dialogue. "Yes, I offer this," Karapetyan said in reply to a question specifying whether one can take the proposal to protesters on the square into account.

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian earlier called for dialogue.