Tsarukyan Says Prosperous Armenia Will Not Join Opposition


ABOVIAN (Arminfo) — While attending the consecration ceremony of St. John the Baptist Church, Prosperous Armenia party leader Gagik Tsarukyan announced that the party would not join the formal political opposition in Armenia.

Tsarukyan told media that Prosperous Armenia will further defend the public interests and fight for the “welfare and proper life of the Armenian citizens.” He said that all the political forces were invited to the ceremony. The church was built using the funds provided by Tsarukyan.

Presidents of Armenia and Belarus, Serge Sargisian and Alexander Lukashenko attended the ceremony. The Belarusian president arrived on a two-day official visit to Armenia on May 13. Prime Minister Tigran Sargsian and second president of Armenia Robert Kocharian were also present at the consecration alongside representatives of other political forces and the Orthodox and Catholic Churches.