Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan on Thursday (20 October), participated in the Summit of the European People's Party (EPP), taking place in the Dutch city of Maastrich. The Summit was presided over by the Chairman of the EPP Joseph Dole. Present at the Summit were the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, and leaders of EPP member parties from the European Union and Eastern Partnership countries.
The press service of the Armenian president said on its website that "at the Summit, President Serzh Sargsyan made a statement in which he spoke about regional issues and challenges".
photo: Leaders of EPP member parties at their summit in Maastrich on 20 October 2016. (picture courtesy of the press service of the president of Armenia).
Street protests continued in Yerevan on Thursday (19 April), and over one hundred persons were detained by police. Protestors are angry at the appointment of Serzh Sargsyan as Prime Minister at the end of his ten year stint as the country's president