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”
"Unlike Azerbaijan, Armenia has chosen the path of democracy, not xenophobia", said Edward Sharmazanov, Vice Speaker of Armenian Parliament, who represented the ruling Republican Party of Armenia at the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly's forum in St. Petersburg. The forum was dedicated to prevention of human rights violation and cyber crimes.
Sharmazanov said that the militarist rhetoric of Azerbaijan is intensifying with every passing day, whereas Armenia is preparing its people for peace. When commenting on the Azerbaijani president's statement made several months ago that the Armenians worldwide were Azerbaijan's enemies No.1, Sharmazanov said that such racist and anti-human statements intensify the anti-Armenian hysteria in Azerbaijan. Sharmazanov added that the latest evidence of this
hysteria was the Azerbaijani authorities' pardoning of Ramil Safarov, who killed the sleeping Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan with an axe.