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Armenian President 'Back At Work' After Medical Checkup


Armenian President Armen Sarkisian (file photo)

YEREVAN -- Armenian President Armen Sarkisian returned to a "working regime" after a medical checkup, his office said late on March 12.

Earlier in the day the presidential administration said Sarkisian had undergone testing at a medical clinic in Yerevan for unspecified complications apparently linked to COVID-19.

"Some complications have appeared in connection with the coronavirus infection sustained by the president of Armenia," his office said. "He is undergoing tests."

In January, while having surgery in London, Sarkisian tested positive for the coronavirus and was treated there before he returned to Armenia the following month.

Sarkisian planned to host talks this weekend with the country's opposition and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian on finding a solution to the ongoing political crisis the country has faced after six-week war with Azerbaijan last fall.

That conflict ended with Armenia's losing control over some parts of the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region and several adjacent districts of Azerbaijan.

Pashinian has not said yet if he plans to attend the talks.

With reporting by Interfax