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”
All visits of our Foreign Minister are coordinated with the President and the Prime Minister and are meant to serve our national interests, Armenia's Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan said in the Armenian Parliament on Wednesday, when asked by opposition MP Lyudmila Sargsyan why the Armenian FM visits Congo, Guatemala, New Zealand and other countries "whose names most of our citizens could hear at geography lessons only."
Sargsyan said that some MPs keep blaming the Armenian authorities for working poorly at international organizations. "So, if Congo hosts an important international event, our Foreign Minister must be there to present our positions and to enlist more supporters. A country may have little to do with us, but the problems discussed there may well not," the Premier said.