ArmInfo. Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan spoke about the vision of the new national security strategy of the Republic of Armenia, which they were developing.
Thus, on July 26, at a press conference in Yerevan devoted to this issue, Armen Grigoryan reminded that by decision of RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, an interdepartmental group was created to coordinate the development of the National Security Strategy.
"We are charged within a year to submit the draft National Security Strategy for discussion of the Security Council, and then for approval by the National Assembly. And we are ready to fulfill the task entrusted to us, ensuring the wide involvement of all interested structures during open public discussions of the document. I would like to remind you that the national strategy security - a document that identifies the main challenges and threats to national security, and also indicates how the state is going to counter these challenges and neutralize all threats. Why we decided to develop a new strategy? The current strategy was created 12 years ago, after which fundamental changes took place in the world. Since 2007, new tendencies in the development of relations between Russia and the West have been recorded, the Russian-Georgian war has occurred, because of the tense Iran-US relations, Iran's border with Iran has new problems to overcome sanctions, "said Grigoryan, while adding for the Armenian authorities, it is important to exclude a repetition of the events of April 2016.
The Secretary of the Security Council recalled that during this period there were also serious changes in Armenia - in 2018 there was a velvet revolution, besides the republic became a member of the EAEU, signed an Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement with the EU. "However, there are constant challenges, among the priority ones - the issue of Artsakh, because of the refusal of the Azerbaijani side to make mutual concessions, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remains unresolved. Moreover, the Armenian-Turkish border is still closed," Grigoryan stated.
At the same time, he stressed that the Armed Forces will be the real pillar of the national security strategy of Armenia. According to him, today there is a need to expand the concept of security, which should include the effectiveness of the management system and the development of strategic infrastructures. "We are confident that our power comes not only from the security structures and capabilities of the economy, but also from our ideas, leaders and reputation of the country. Soft power is a component of the new strategy. It is also deeply convinced that the security issues of Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora are inextricably interconnected, and this logic will also be revealed in the new National Security Strategy. The Diaspora is viewed as a real and reliable partner. At the same time, the priority task of Armenia is to ensure the safety of our compatriots abroad, " Grigoryan added.
At the same time, he said, they strive to develop such a document that will be flexible, will react to the changes taking place in Armenia, the region and the world.
In conclusion, he quoted the Chinese military saying voiced recently by the RA Ministry of Defense Nikol Pashinyan and which, according to him, underlies the strategic vision of the RA leadership, to be exact: "Talented generals win without war."