Newspaper: Armenia President, ambassador to UK have joint businesses
After all, why Armenia’s ambassador to Great Britain, Armen Sarkissian? The question on this presidential candidate nominee of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) has become a subject for discussion among broad public circles, according to Chorrord Ishkhanutyun (CI; Fourth Power) newspaper.
“According to CI’s information, [Armenia incumbent President and RPA Chairman] Serzh Sargsyan’s ‘bet’ on Armen Sarkissian [becoming the next President] has deep roots. Their friendship began long ago, when many years ago they founded joint businesses, which subsequently succeeded.
“According to CI’s sources, this circumstance has become a reason for Serzh Sargsyan to nominate his business partner’s candidacy as [the ruling party’s next] presidential candidate.
“On the list of many other businesses, Serzh Sargsyan also has a share in the [natural] gas business Armen Sarkissian has in Turkmenistan,” wrote Chorrord Ishkhanutyun.