YEREVAN. – President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan on Friday received Luis Ayala, Secretary General of the Socialist International (SI), a worldwide association of political parties, most of which seeking to establish democratic socialism.
The Presidential Press Office informed Armenian News-NEWS.am that the President highly praised the SI activities, which, as per Sargsyan, are very topical.
Ayala, in turn, expressed concern by the present-day regional situation due to the ceasefire violation, in early April, along the line of contact of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and asked the Armenian President his views on the escalation of tension.
Also, the SI chief expressed readiness, on behalf of this worldwide association of political parties, to contribute to the dialogue, and the conflict’s a peaceful solution through contacts. In addition, Luis Ayala presented their respective future plans.
Serzh Sargsyan, for his part, underscored the SI’s continuous constructive position in matters that are crucial for Armenia, and within international platforms and in the countries of the SI member parties.
The interlocutors also reflected on the regional situation, Armenia-Turkey relations, and the process of international recognition of Armenian Genocide.