Prosperous Armenia Party Stresses Importance of Expanded Security Relations with Russia
Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) representatives today, at a Yerevan press conference, said that the party’s main domestic policy goal is the security of Armenia since all state structures responsible for it have collapsed.
"The most important thing is to expand our relations with the Russian Federation, in this case, in the field of security, as much as possible. We must stop playing with security," PAP MP Arman Abovyan said.
"If you do not have a strong army, then you have nothing. Without a strong army the country is doomed to always be in an exceedingly difficult situation. We plan to strengthen the army and modernize it as soon as possible," he said.
Turning to foreign policy matters, Abovyan said the party’s first goal is the security of Artsakh and its international recognition, emphasizing this must be done through peaceful negotiations.
BHK representative Vahe Enfiajyan said that students should not be deprived of the opportunity to study in higher education institutions because of the inability to pay. He did not elaborate.
BHK MP Iveta Tonoyan, listed third on the party’s slate, said that the BHK has drafted numerous programs if elected to parliament and that details would be forthcoming.
She noted the party’s platform includes a balanced development plan for the country, shifting the focus away from Yerevan, an affordable social housing programs for young families, as well as the provision of a decent minimum pension and salary.