Armenian President meets SI Secretary-General Luis Ayala
YEREVAN, MAY 6, ARMENPRESS. President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan had a meeting with Secretary-General of “Socialist International” (SI) Luis Ayala on May 6.
SI Vice President Mario Nalbandian and ARF Bureau rep. Armen Rostomyan were also present at the meeting.
The President praised the activities of SI, which is uniting socialist and social-democrat political powers from all over the world. Serzh Sargsyan said the values and goals of SI: freedom, justice, peace, are very timely, and unfortunately their lack can be seen throughout the world today.
L. Ayala expressed concern over the situation in Nagorno Karabakh which arose as a consequence of the ceasefire violations in the beginning of April. Ayala and Sargsyan discussed the current situation in Nagorno Karabakh, and Ayala expressed willingness on behalf of the SI to contribute to dialogue, and the peaceful solution via negotiations.
The Secretary General expressed satisfaction with the cooperation with Armenia through the ARF, which is a member of SI.
Ayala said the cooperation with Armenia is strengthening year by year.
Sargsyan and Ayala also discussed regional issues, Armenia-Turkey relations and the international recognition process of the Armenian Genocide.