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Pashinyan: No chance for authoritarian rule in Armenia

7-03-2019, 12:08 Foreign Policy, Top News
Pashinyan: No chance for authoritarian rule in Armenia

7 March 2019, 12:08 - NovostiNK
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan gave an interview to Euronews correspondent Andrei Beketov on Wednesday, speaking about foreign policy, Armenia-EU cooperation, Russian gas prices and economic issues.

Commenting on the question how Armenia’s foreign policy is changing after Pashinyan’s appointment as prime minister and whether the country is still ‘balancing’ relations between Moscow and Brussels, the PM said: “I don’t think it’s a right formulation. The key goal of the Armenian government is to further strengthen the independence of the country, to protect our sovereignty and security.”

Responding to the question over Russian gas prices and Ukraine’s experience which ‘suffered from interruptions in gas supplies’, he said he does not think Armenia has something to learn from Ukraine’s experience.

“We are discussing any possibility of energy cooperation with Iran, Georgia, Russia and the EU,” he said.

Asked about his possible election as Armenia’s prime minister over and over again, Pashinyan said it will be normal if he is re-elected to the post through free and democratic elections, but there is no chance for authoritarian or dictatorial rule in Armenia.

“Democracy ls in the interest of our people and national set of values,” he added.



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