President, Chief of Army Staff meet amid crisis in Armenia

March 3, 2021 – 16:08 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian President Armen Sarkissian met the Chief of the Army General Staff Onik Gasparyan on Wednesday, March 3, amid uncertainties in the political arena.

According to a press release from Sarkissian’s office, the two weighed in on the tense situation in the country, agreeing that regardless of the decisions being made, the security and stability of the nation are a priority.

President Sarkissian noted that everyone should “take care” of the Armed Forces at all times and promised to continue holding the army and its problems in the focus of his attention.

is facing a serious political crisis after the country’s top military brass demanded Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s resignation. The PM, claimed, however, that he had already dismissed the chief of the Army General Staff. On March 2, President Sarkissian decided to not sign the draft decree on Gasparyan’s dismissal, but file an application with the Constitutional Court to determine whether the law “On Military Service and Status of Military Servant” from November 15, 2017 complies with the Armenian Constitution.

The General Staff said Wednesday Gasparyan will hold his post until the application filed by the President is being processed by the Constitutional Court within eight days.

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