Armenian president Armen Sarkissian and prime minister Nikol Pashinyan met at the presidential office in Yerevan on Saturday as efforts continue to unblock the current political crisis in the country.
The president had earlier offered to mediate talks between the prime minister and opposition political forces, but there was no consensus on the basis on which such talks can be held.
A spokesmen for Sarkissian's office said the president and the prime minister "discussed the situation in the country and the ways for surmounting the political crisis. In this context, early elections of parliament were discussed as a solution."
About two dozen supporters of the opposition Dashnak Party protested outside the presidential office as the prime minister and president met.