Alec Yenikomshian, a member of “Founding Parliament”, sees two main motives why Serzh Sargsyan announced in his speech that more powers will be attributed to the Diaspora. In an interview with Aravot.am, Mr. Yenikomshian noted that the first reason is to bring in money from the diaspora to Armenia, secondly, confronting day-by-day growing a sober consciousness about the events in Armenia.
Recall that the RA President Serzh Sargsyan said in his speech at the 16th congress of the Republican Party. “We have Spyurk concerned with Armenia’s development, we have compatriots who have achieved global success and whose personal and institutional possibilities are much more for moving forward something in Armenia than the capabilities of a number of state structures combined. These individuals are truly concerned with Armenia’s advancement. We make a switch and say, from now on we will be working together according to the preset formats, we will set objectives together, we will assume roles together, we will implement together and in the end, we will say together what has been successful and what has not.”
Yenikomshian noted that Serzh Sargsyan does not need to prove anything. During these years, including before 2008, he has always proved that he can make promises but all his words have no value. Detailing, Mr. Yenikomshian noted, “This administration is facing serious financial problems. The money taps are almost closed and narrowed, very little money enters Armenia. Those amounts were serving this administration, private individuals and preserving the system. And now, they have no money necessary to maintain the system, therefore Serzh Sargsyan fondles the diaspora promising to give a speech and role to some representatives of the Diaspora in order to bring in money to Armenia to preserve their system and administration.”
Alec Yenikomshian thinks that Serzh Sargsyan sees that the diaspora, however, soberly realizes the situation in Armenia, and if the previous decades the administration was able to cheat the diaspora, to create the illusion that the Armenian state is here and it is necessary to protect it, now, these attempts do not give are result, and gradually, more voices denying the present administration and casting the whole responsibility on this administration are heard.
In conclusion, Mr. Yenikomshian said, “No word uttered by Serzh Sargsyan means anything in terms of promises and nice words.” Note that the section of his speech regarding the Diaspora, Serzh Sargsyan wrapped up with a warning, “However, we will hardly find time and, honestly, desire to name one by one all the individuals who haven’t been in Armenia at all or didn’t stay for long, who do not understand our reality, in some cases don’t participate even at their community events but assumed the role of judges and are slamming and reproving us at every corner. I am sure such behavior has no prospects and in time will simply disappear.” Alec Yenikomshian assured that these very sentences betray the motives which have pushed Serzh Sargsyan to make such a statement.