Armenia should first of all restore the absolute respect for its own sovereignty. Only in this case it is possible to conduct an up-to-date international policy respecting everybody, but undergoing no vertical pressures, Raffi Hovannisian, Leader of the opposition Heritage Party, candidate for president,
said during an online press conference.
For instance, Armenia and Russia still have an unused potential for establishment of true strategic relations, which would be reformatted into modern horizontal ties meeting the post-Soviet context. "One of the ancient sources of western civilization, Armenia should be able to return to its democratic nature and spiritual values in order to become a full-fledged member of the European Union at last", he said.
He thinks that for that purpose Armenia should ensure its security in the west and in the east by means of establishing bilateral relations with all its partners and without compulsory formal participation in any collective organization.