‘No violation of Constitution!’ Belarus, Armenia leaders speak on phone

Lukashenka and retired PM Serzh Sargsyan, phot. by minval.az

Violating the Constitution is inadmissible, Belarus president Alyaksandr Lukashenka and his Armenian counterpart Armen Sarkissian concurred during their recent telephone conversation.

The talk was held on Wednesday evening on the initiative of the Armenian side.

“The Armenian president told the Belarusian leader about the current situation in the country, stressing that it remains complicated. The president of Armenia also talked about the conflict and mistakes, the situation in the parliament and the consultations he is currently conducting with the parliamentary coalitions,” the presidential press service reports.

The presidents were unanimous in the inadmissibility of violating the Constitution, especially during the formation of the new government. Everything should be done within the country’s fundamental law, they said.

The heads of state also coordinated the schedule of further actions and agreed to keep in touch. They also agreed to send a group of reporters to Armenia for an objective coverage of the events taking place in the country. “Belarusians would like to know the truth about Armenia,” the Belarusian leader stressed.

“They should not have played with the Constitution. Once we opted for removing restrictions on the election of any president [number of terms of office for one person – belsat.eu]. It is easy to bring about a change of power, but then one must show any results. We should contact Armenia and ask what we we can do for them. There is no need to change the Constitution for one person, because this person can come apart,” Lukashenka said in his State of the Nation Address on April, 24.

On A Prime Minister of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan announced his resignation after a wave of protests across the country. He is leaving after protests which started on April, 13.

On April 9, the newly elected president Armen Sargsyan dismissed the government. When the presidential term of the previous leader of the country ended, the amended text of the Constitution came into force. According to it, Armenia becomes a parliamentary republic, and power will be concentrated in the hands of a government, not a president. But the ruling coalition’s decision to nominate Serzh Sargsyan, who had already been a two-term president in the period of 2008-2018, as Prime Minister triggered a wave of protests.

КА, belsat.eu

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