Armenia's defense minister to resolve on his participation in presidential elections

Armenia Materials 27 December 2006 14:36 (UTC +04:00)

(ArmInfo) - The Secretary of the National Security under RA President, RA Defense Minister, Serzh Sargsyan, will resolve on his participation in 2008 Presidential elections after the Parliamentary elections, he said in an interview to the Public TV of Armenia.

"We shall see what are the results of the Parliamentary elections, after which we shall make a decision. I am sure I have a right to struggle, along with others, if I have such a desire and opportunity. Our Constitution enables me to participate in the presidential struggle. I have all the rights", the Minister said. However, the difference between him and many others is that no position was ever a self-purpose for him. "I have never strived to any position if the interest of our Motherland was on another scale", S. Sargsyan said.

Commenting on the accusations of some Mass Media in the beginning of the election campaign, the Minister reminded that he had earlier met with the relatives of servicemen and visited the military units. Moreover, the DM has promised to pompously celebrate the Army Day and the anniversary of Shushi's liberation, reports Trend.