Armenian President arrives to overcrowded Republic Square of Yerevan to negotiate with opposition MP
YEREVAN, APRIL 21, ARMENPRESS. President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian has arrived to Yerevan’s Republic Square to meet with opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan.
The President went to the heavily overcrowded central square on foot from Abovyan Street.
“I am going to the square to meet Nikol Pashinyan”, he told reported.
Earlier Pashinyan said he is willing to meet the president in the Republic Square to negotiate.
19:28 - President Sarkissian, surrounded by bodyguards, walks through hundreds of protesters to his car and leaves the area.
19:25 - Course of events changes, the President and the opposition leader do not resume talks in the nearby hotel. Asked by reporters if negotiations will take place, the President said : "I hope so".
19:22 - President Armen Sarkissian and MP Pashinyan begin walking towards Marriott Hotel to resume talks.
19:09 - President Sarkissian and MP Nikol Pashinyan negotiate. Reporters are unable to hear the conversation.
English –translator/editor: Stepan Kocharyan