Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan has summed up the results of his visit to Brussels this week in an interview with the pan-European channel, Euronews.
Sargsyan told the channel's Brussels correspondent that much of the political content that was envisaged in the previously aborted Association Agreement has now been included in the new framework agreement, but that the economic content has now to take into account the fact that Armenia is a member of the Eurasian Economic Union. President Sargsyan said "with our own example we have shown that co-operation between the EU and the EEU is possible". "We can be a friendly and predictable neighbour for Europeans", the president added.
The Armenian President also said that during his visit to Brussels he had met with the Secretary General of NATO, and invited him to visit Yerevan. The President said that Armenia sees its membership of NATO's "partnership for peace" and its alliance with Russia as being complimentary.
Speaking about domestic issues, the Armenian leader said that soon Armenia is going to be a very desirable country for every Armenian.
You can view the interview of president Sargsyan with Euronews here
source: commonspace.eu with Euronews.
The events of 20 January marked the final break of Soviet power with the people of Azerbaijan. After 20 January the Communist Party was completely discredited. Azerbaijani statehood was restored by a decision of the Azerbaijani parliament on 18 October 1991 - although independence only followed the collapse of the USSR at the end of that year.
Campaigning has started in earnest and there are plenty of candidates to choose from. "However it is still too early to speak about election excitement. There is still a lack of spontaneity in the whole affair. It appears to be a new situation, and eveyone is threading carefully, But aleady enough has changed to make this election worth following".