Nikol Pashinyan meets with Edmon Marukyan as part of consultations with extra-parliamentary political forces
Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan continues his political consultations with the leaders of political forces. Today Nikol Pashinyan met with Enlightened Armenia party leader Edmon Marukyan.
Nikol Pashinian: Dear Mr. Marukyan, first of all thank you for accepting my invitation. I would like to say that I have been following the election campaign of your Enlightened Armenia party as much as I could, and frankly speaking I regret that the Enlightened Armenia party has not overcome the threshold of joining the National Assembly, because the party has had its unique place and role in our political life in recent years.
Today I would like to hear your opinion on the future course of political life. I would like to hear what decisions you see for the government and the extra-parliamentary opposition, including the Enlightened Armenia party. I wish to see if you have your own ideas that you think important for us to discuss this topic today.
Edmon Marukyan: Mr. Pashinyan, thank you for the invitation. Yes, the Enlightened Armenia party campaigned mainly under the slogans of solidarity, restoring internal solidarity and unity within the country.
In fact, we think our agenda lost in these elections. Nevertheless, our political team will continue to play its role and represent the approaches that we defend and have been defending so far, as well as the values advocated by the party.
I hope that the newly formed parliament and the holding of parliamentary elections in general can become the basis for overcoming the internal political crisis in the country.
During the meeting, the interlocutors explored ways of consolidating the existing potentialities and capabilities, as well as the prospects for further cooperation.