Marat Terterov: Armenia’s long term security will be better served by strengthening economic security, rather than defining national security on the basis of the Tsarist Russian catch-cry “armiya i flot”
Muslim Kazakhstan, Tajikistan or Kyrgyzstan will hardly be unanimous with Armenia on national security matters, Head of parliamentary group of Heritage party Ruben Hakobyan told ArmInfo on Saturday, when asked comment on the Armenian Parliament's decision to ratify the protocol for deployment of
military infrastructures in the territories of the members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.
"We voted against the protocol as it contains lots of moot points. We are still unaware what the 'military infrastructures' term means. I am not against relations with Russia, but consulting with Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan on strategic issues will hardly be good for us. We see what is happening in the Middle East. Many of the conflicts there are religious, so, I am not sure that Muslim Kazakhstan, Tajikistan or Kyrgyzstan will support us in questions concerning national
security," Hakobyan said.