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Armenia: PM Serzh Sargsyan walks out of meeting with opposition’s Pashinian00:42

Armenia: PM Serzh Sargsyan walks out of meeting with opposition’s Pashinian

Armenia, Yerevan
April 22, 2018 at 08:02 GMT -00:00 · Published

Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan met with opposition legislator and protest leader Nikol Pashinian in Yerevan, Sunday, before ending the meeting prematurely and walking out.

Prior to the meeting Pashinian, who heads ongoing protests calling for Sargsyan's resignation, said he wanted to "meet Serzh Sargsyan to discuss the conditions of his resignation and of a handover of power without any upheaval."

Sargsyan has said Armenia needs him at the helm to resolve issues such as Nagorno-Karabakh, according to reports citing a government press office statement.

According to media reports, Sunday's meeting ended without an agreement.

Protests in the Armenian capital began on April 13, shortly after the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) nominated former President Serzh Sargsyan for the prime minister's post.

Armenia: PM Serzh Sargsyan walks out of meeting with opposition’s Pashinian00:42
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Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan met with opposition legislator and protest leader Nikol Pashinian in Yerevan, Sunday, before ending the meeting prematurely and walking out.

Prior to the meeting Pashinian, who heads ongoing protests calling for Sargsyan's resignation, said he wanted to "meet Serzh Sargsyan to discuss the conditions of his resignation and of a handover of power without any upheaval."

Sargsyan has said Armenia needs him at the helm to resolve issues such as Nagorno-Karabakh, according to reports citing a government press office statement.

According to media reports, Sunday's meeting ended without an agreement.

Protests in the Armenian capital began on April 13, shortly after the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) nominated former President Serzh Sargsyan for the prime minister's post.

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