UN former deputy secretary general: The Armenian authorities are destroying the country and the relationships with the Armenian Diaspora

The Armenian authorities are destroying relationships with the Armenian Diaspora. Benon Sevan, the former assistant secretary-general in the U.N. Department of Political Affairs, said this, commenting on the speech of Armenian Ambassador to Cyprus Tigran Mkrtchyan at the “Challenges of Armenia’s Foreign Policy” seminar held at the University of Nicosia.

“They are destroying the country and the relationships with the Armenian Diaspora,” Sevan, an Armenian Cypriot, said.

According to him, “there are more Armenians living and working in Russia than in Armenia, and they make a rather substantial financial contribution” to the development of their historical homeland.

Sevan noted that Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan “does not even allow prominent Armenians from abroad to enter Armenia because they criticize his regime”.

He added that Pashinyan recognized “Karabakh as part of Azerbaijan, and in this regard, it is not clear why Yerevan expected Russia or the CSTO to interfere in the internal affairs of a sovereign state”.

He expressed his condolences to the ambassador of Armenia to Cyprus that he has to represent a country that does not have a consistent foreign policy.

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