The three components of Armenia’s national security

A two-day conference of political scientists and experts titled “Challenges of the 21st Century and Issues of Armenia’s Security” kicked off at the National Academy of Sciences today.

Speaking at the conference, Secretary of the National Security Council of Armenia Arthur Baghdasaryan dwelt on Armenia’s National Security Strategy, particularly the main directions of foreign security, the modern threats and challenges.

Arthur Baghdasaryan presented the components of Armenia’s foreign security, namely the cooperation with European and other international security, political and economic organizations, the process of European integration, the cooperation within the framework of the EU Eastern Partnership Program, the partnership within the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the process of Armenia-NATO cooperation.

Arthur Baghdasaryan referred to three main factors, which are of primary importance for Armenia’s national security. “First of all, it is the guarantee of military security. The military and political institutions of the country should be ready to resist any assault or military aggression. The second factor is economic security. We must be able to ensure the energy, food, transport and information security. The second is the social and demographic security, which is of fundamental importance,” he said.

Arthur Baghdasaryan referred to the Karabakh issue, the Armenian-Turkish relations, the process of international recognition of the Armenian Genocide, the security of Syrian Armenians, other regional issues.

Also speaking at the conference were also Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan, Head of Staff of President’s Administration Vigen Sargsyan, Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan and others.

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