EDWARD NALBANDIAN DIDN'T DECLASSIFY CLAUSES OF ROAD MAP FOR ARMENIAN NA DEPUTIES

Noyan Tapan
Apr 30, 2009

Yerevan, April 30, Noyan Tapan. Armenia's minister of foreign affairs
Edward Nalbandian presented the whole process of reconciliation of
Armenian-Turkish relations at the meeting called by the National
Assembly Speaker Hovik Abrahamian on April 28. Chairmen of National
Assembly Standing Committees, representatives of parliamentarian
fractions participated in the meeting, which was yet closed for
journalists.

"Heritage" fraction member Styopa Safarian, without breaking the
agreement between participants of the session not to divulge the
details of the meeting, told to Noyan Tapan reporter, that the minister
did not declassify clauses of the agreed comprehensive framework of
road map and normalizing of Armenia-Turkey bilateral relations.

"The foreign minister presented also his own ideas and evaluations
related to situations at different phases, we have very
serious difference of opinions concerning them," said opposition
deputy. S. Safarian mentioned, that his own and some of his colleagues'
concerns did not diminished.

"The meeting was good since it was the first communication in
fact. Instead of addressing mutual accusations from different tribunes,
media clubs or TV screens, it would be much better, even if there is
some criticism, to say arguments right to faces," told S. Safarian.

According to Styopa Safarian, "it is not necessary at all to come
to the same ideas, but it is important to maintain such format of
dispute".