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Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili should postpone his visit to Armenia as his meeting with candidate for president, incumbent president Serzh Sargsyan, will be interference into the domestic political life of Armenia, says Vardan Sedrakyan, candidate for president, specialist in folklore.
Sedrakyan told media, Monday, that after my statement that I am going to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Ivanishvili's visit will be a direct hint that Georgia will support Sargsyan's candidature, which is inadmissible. As regards Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit, I'd advise him to wait till Feb 18 and then decide whether he still wants to visit Armenia," he said.
The candidate said that he is going to orientate the foreign policy of Armenia at Russia, specifically, to make Armenia a member of the Eurasian Economic Union and create an Armenian-Russian-Iranian-Indian bloc with Armenia to be the center of it.
The candidate also plans to recognize NKR and make Nakhijevan part of Armenia, as well as establish overland communication with Russia via Azerbaijan or Georgia. Sedrakyan said that he does not welcome the OSCE Minsk Group's format in the negotiations for settlement of the Karabakh conflict. If elected, he will suspend the process and "reach Baku" if necessary.
To recall, today on Jan 14 CEC registered eight candidates for president: incumbent President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, former Prime Minister Hrant Bagratyan, leader of Heritage Party Raffi Hovhannisian, leader of Self-Determination Union Paruyr Hayrikyan, leader of National Accord Party Aram Harutyunyan, former Foreign Minister of Nagorno-Karabakh Arman Melikyan, political expert Andreas Ghukasyan and folklore specialist Vartan Sedrakyan.