April 25, 2018 / 8:35 AM / 9 months ago

Armenian president to start talks to try to resolve political crisis

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian attends a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks, at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan, Armenia April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenian President Armen Sarkissian said on Wednesday he would start talks with political forces to try and resolve the political crisis in the country.

“I am starting consultations with parliamentary and non-parliamentary representatives to discuss the situation that has been come about in the country and a way out of it,” Sarkissian said in a statement.

Meanwhile police moved into the center of the capital Yerevan as protesters gathered to demonstrate against the country’s ruling elite, witnesses said.

Reporting by Hasmik Mkrtchyan; Writing by Kevin O'Flynn, Editing by Andrew Osborn

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