April 25, 2018 / 8:35 AM / 6 months ago

Armenian president to start talks to try to resolve political crisis

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.

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

“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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