03.03.2008 12:55

RA president elect, Prime Minister Serge Sargsyan received the Special
Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Heiki Talvitie. At the
beginning of the meeting Mr. Talvitie congratulated Serge Sargsyan
on his elections as President of the Republic of Armenia and wished
him success.

Later the interlocutors turned to the post-election processes in
Armenia, including the tense situation in the capital established as
a result of the unauthorized demonstration of the opposition and the
possible ways of its outcome.

Heiki Talvitie informed that during his stay in Armenia he will have a
tense schedule, meetings with opposition forces are also expected. He
underlined that it's the wish of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office and
himself that the situation does not get tenser and urged the parties
to do everything possible to reduce the tension.

Serge Sargsyan assured the authorities are as interested in the issue
and from the very beginning they were calling on the opposition to act
exceptionally within the framework of law, be tolerant and express
willingness for cooperation. However, the organizers and inciters
of the unauthorized demonstration were obviously doing everything to
have the outcome we observed on March 1st. He underlined that being
interested in the establishment of public order and stability in the
country, the authorities will continue the efforts in this direction.