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”
If the Republican Party of Armenia goes on ruling the country, default will be expected in Armenia in 2013, a member of the parliament from the opposition Armenian National Congress, ex-premier of Armenia, Hrant Bagratyan, said at today's press-conference.
He said that the present premier Tigran Sargsyan and his ministers cannot draw out such laws and such a programme which would lead the country on the way of development. He thinks that the government's programme for the next 5 years is windbaggery with a help of which the RPA will go on destructing the country. He said that general goals and wishes have been presented in the programme, but the point is that the ways and resources for their reaching
have not been presented.
"The present government does not understand the necessary priorities, and if the government would have enough courage to study the reasons of failure of the last years, quite another priorities would be chosen - emigration, external debt and poverty. But they have chosen another way and go on pulling Armenia to the bottom", - ex-premier said and added that default expects Armenia in 2013, and in case of the growth rates fixed in the government's programme, Armenia will reach average world indicator of economic growth in 57 years.
"The government of Armenia lent salaries and pensions, for which future generation will pay. The external debt is more than $6,5 bln, $4,5 bln dollars of which is the state debt. The debt of the private sector is more dangerous - $2 bln including the banking system, but prime minister continues dreaming and bluffing his way by means of demagogy", he said. He also added that 5-7% economy growth is another bluff of President Serzh Sargsyan and the government. He think that the government will not manage to reach such growth of GDP.