NAIRA ZOHRABYAN AND ARMEN RUSTAMYAN DID NOT ACCEPT CHAVUSHOGLU'S INVITATION

Lragir.am
1/02/10

On February 1, the whole Armenian delegation to PACE, David
Harutyunyan, Naira Zohrabyan, Artsruni Aghajanyan and Armen Rustamyan
held a press conference at the National Assembly. In the course of
the conference, the question about the dinner in connection with the
election of the PACE new chair aroused much interest, in particular
the question who participated in it from the Armenian delegation.

David Harutyunyan clarified that he used to be a member of the
European democrats group as well as Chavushoglu did. And they had
numerous occasions to meet in restaurants. Harutyunyan says meeting
a diplomat one does not have to express their opinions, independently
from the political opinions of the other person. And if the question
is whether the Armenian delegation participated in the dinner, as
Harutyunyan said, they did.

The new permanent member of the Armenian delegation to PACE Artsruni
Aghajanyan gave his clarifications too saying that "it was just a
gesture, he was elected chair and we shook hands for a second and
left. Do we have to see him an enemy and not to attend sessions?"

Naira Zohrabyan also spoke saying that she and Armen Rustamyan did
not accept that invitation and did not attend the dinner.