Office of the President of Armenia
Nov 29 2010

Today, in the framework of the seminar organized by the Women's
Council of the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) on the occasion of the
Party's 20th anniversary, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan met in
Tsakhkadzor with the representatives of the RPA Women's Council. As
the leader of the Party, President Sargsyan congratulated fellow
party members and stressed the importance of women's role and active
participation in political life. Serzh Sargsyan expressed readiness
to discuss with the ladies all their ideas and initiatives, encourage
and support their implementation.

"We are a conservative party and in our system of values family and
children are certainly are among the most significant components;
however neither I, nor the leadership of the Party would ever
suggest that active life of the female-members of the RPA or active
life of the Armenian women in general should be limited to building
a strong, good family, bringing up children, and creation of warm
family atmosphere. No, definitely not. We have always maintained the
necessity of women's active involvement. It would be an unjustified
luxury for us to attempt to curb women's potential. I have said on
many occasions and will repeat that we have always been endorsing the
female members of the Party but still have much to do. Undoubtedly,
women's participation on the mid-level is pretty impressive. But all
women, including members of the Republican Party and the entire state
structure must be confident that their good performance, good work
result in professional advancement. This is very important. And we
already see in our ranks very active individuals, including women,"
the President of Armenia said.

Serzh Sargsyan invited the ladies to hold an open and candid discussion
and answered the questions raised by the representatives of the RPA
Women's Council pertaining to the different areas of the country's
internal life, as well as to Armenia's foreign policy.

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the RPA and for active
partisan work, Serzh Sargsyan handed RPA diplomas to a group of ladies.

From: A. Papazian