Andranik Margaryan

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Andranik Margaryan

Andranik Margaryan (June 12 1951March 25 2007) served as the Prime Minister of Armenia from May 12 2000, when the President appointed him, until his death on March 25, 2007. He was a member of the Republican Party of Armenia. Police arrested him in 1974 and a court sentenced him to two years in Soviet labor camps for proliferating unpatriotic ideas and activities. In 2000, he became Prime Minister of Armenia and succeeded the Sargsyan brothers: Vazgen Sargsyan, who was murdered during the Armenian parliament shooting on October 27 1999 and Aram Sargsyan, whom the President appointed a week later, but fired on May 2 2000. He died of a heart attack on March 25, 2007.


  • No problem exists between the army and the president and it is not necessary to create one artificially.
    • [October 28, 1999]
  • We are ready for any actions on any day, any month or any year. We are ready now. We have a country, we have an army and we are not going to wait for someone to tell us what to do.
    • [about the recent military call-up in Azerbaijan, March 7, 2001]
  • We have no right to dodge responsibility for the country. There are no facts of deviation from principles proclaimed together with the president. On the contrary, we have overcome the difficulties together, and have become masters of our promises.
    • [December 2, 2002]
  • The government is well aware of the dangers of corruption, and I call on everybody to take measures to implement this program and fight this phenomenon.
    • [January 17, 2004]
  • The Republican Party of Armenia has expressed its position saying that Armenia and Turkey should regulate their relations without pre-conditions and establish diplomatic relations.
    • [July 3, 2004]
  • Let nobody think that we become very concerned and nervous every time they (Armenian Revolutionary Federation members) talk about leaving (the coalition).
    • [November 23, 2004]
  • Nagorno-Karabakh should be given a status different from what it has now. Otherwise, all the talks are useless.
    • [January 23, 2006]
  • I believe it is premature to talk about the status of Nagorno-Karabakh now, as the negotiating process is under way and no specific agreements exist as of yet.
    • [February 9, 2006]
  • I do not think that the USA will carry out a military operation against Iran.
    • [May 2, 2006]
  • A further escalation of Russian-Georgian relations can lead to a complete isolation of Armenia.
    • [October 7, 2006]
  • Russia is not an enemy. It is a friendly neighboring state and we have nothing to fear as we are handing our companies over to Russian ownership.
    • [November 1, 2006]

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