DASHNAKTSUTIUN: ARMENIA’S NATIONAL SECURITY JEOPARDIZED BY GROWING MIGRATION
YEREVAN, September 17. /ARKA/. Migration has loomed large and
diluted Armenia creating threat to the country’s national security,
Armen Rustamyan, the head of Armenian Revolutionary Federation /
Dashnaktsutiun party’s faction in the National Assembly, said Tuesday
at a meeting with journalists held for presenting the party’s social
program called We will Live in Our Country.
He also pointed out the shortage of conscripts in the Armenian army.
“There are gaps also in other areas,” he said.
The program consists of 11 sections targeting various areas, including
economy, politics and education.
In its program, Dashnaktsutiun party proposes to separate business and
politics, to pursue a just human resources policy, to make officials’
activities more transparent and accountable, to provide young people
with room for putting their ambitions into reality, to create new jobs,
to make tax and customs policy more predictable, to spur investments,
to carry out a transition from social to industrial agriculture and
to increase quality and availability of education.
Rustamyan said the Armenian Revolutionary Federation / Dashnaktsutiun
embarked on this program a few months ago.
“We have held a series of substantial discussions on various
professional platforms, and we need to start a new stage now,” he
said adding that discussions will be continue on other platforms and
stressing that this document is not an ordinary project of the party –
it claims the status of the national program.
The head of the faction also said that the party is willing to
cooperate with different, not only opposition parties in implementing
“The authorities should understand that continuation of this situation
means self-destruction, and we hope there are people understanding
this also among officials,” he said.
Armenia’s population has contracted by 15,000 people since the
beginning of this year. Armenian citizens crossed the country’s
borders 702, 525 times, of which 298,146 times for arriving in it
and 404,397 times for departing it.
It means 106,233 remained abroad in Jan-June 2013 against 73,451 in
According to June 2013 reports there were 3,011,900 citizens in the
country then, of which 1,904,400 lived in cities and 1,107,500 in
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