At Global Summit President Condemns Azerbaijan’s Attacks

President Armen Sarkissian
President Armen Sarkissian

President Armen Sarkissian

Speaking at the 2020 Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit over the weekend, Armenia’s President Armen Sarkissian condemned the Azerbaijani military attack on Armenia during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The topic of the online summit was “Restoring Prosperity in a Post-Pandemic World.”

“Just recently while Armenia was fighting the coronavirus and our neighbor Azerbaijan was also fighting the coronavirus, Azerbaijan launched military maneuvers on the border with Armenia,” said Sarkissian asking “where is the common sense?”

He also decried Turkey’s destructive rhetoric at the time of the July attacks.

“That [Ankara’s posturing] concerns me as an Armenian, as a President because it takes me back 105 years ago when the Armenian Genocide happened in the Ottoman Empire. And it gives me more concern because some Azerbaijani officials were speaking about bombing the Armenian nuclear power plant, which is unheard of, because at the end of the day when you bomb a nuclear power plant it will hurt not only Armenia but it will hurt everybody, every neighbor we have around,” stressed Sarkissian.

“My hope is that during this transition, we don’t lose our common sense,” added the president, emphasizing that the world needs to value what it has created in the past, and focus on the future.

In discussing the pandemic, Sarkissian pointed out that the concentration of people in big cities creates conditions for the rapid spread of such a virus. He emphasized that the coronavirus is a consequence and not the reason for the changes happening around the world.

“At times of uncertainty, if you lose your common sense for your human dignity or your humanity it is very easy to become xenophobic, it’s very easy to blame others for your failures and I see now in this world problems that are occurring because we are in transition,” said Sarkissian.

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2 Comments

  1. D2 said:

    ARMEN SARKISSIAN, COMMENTS WERE EXCELLENT AND EXEMPLARY, SIMILAR ARE EXPRESSIONS AND STATEMENTS OF MOST ARMENIAN LEADERS TODAY. LONG LIVE ARMENIAN LEADERS OF TODAY WHO ARE PART OF EXEMPLARY LEADERS OF THE WORLD TODAY.

    GOD BLESS ARMENIANS AND ARMENIA WITH THEIR VALUED EXAMPLES.

  2. ara said:

    we know azeris are the turks- all bastahds of the ottoman evil that laid their eggs through rape and torture and swords with guns agains the innocent- women, children, elderly and all of us- over the decades and centuries- it will only end when we give them the taste on a platter of what they did and do- wipe them out-we will – and thank you Russia for assisting as u know t hey will march over moscow if u let them through our borders- but we need to get half or more of our lands back from the turks and azeris- history says why-

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