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 this program.
“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 Jan-June 2012.
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 rural areas. ---0----