Former president of Armenia, Chairman of the Republican Party (RPA) Serzh Sargsyan held a meeting at the Party Headquarters with a group of new members of the Party Youth organization. In his remarks Sargsyan said he had much to say to the new members yet he would only congratulate them for their decision to have active participation in the country’s political processes.
“Anyone who becomes a member of any political party shows readiness to have active participation in political processes. I wish success to all of you and want the party headquarters to always be a desired place to come,” Serzh Sargsyan noted in his speech addressed to the new members.
Sargsyan next said no leader or an elected official can ever force others to active actions despite the will of those engaged and that each member of the party should initiate active movement through their own example of engagement.
“I am confident your local party structures will never obstruct your engagement which should be aimed at making out country a better place,” Sargsyan said, adding: “I would also wish you maintain a civic stand.”
At request by one of the participants to return, the third president said the time will come and we will address numerous questions the public and the media may have. “You may have lack of questions but not in answers,” added Sargsyan.
At the end of the event one of the participants asked the former president to take a selfie, saying it was quite trendy. “I fell behind of that trend a bit,” Sargsyan remarked with a smile.