January 22, 2013 | 16:42
YEREVAN.- Armenians do not consider any nation, including Azerbaijan, their enemy, President Serzh Sargsyan said during a campaign event in Goris, Syunik Region. Such assertion can be made looking back at Armenia’s thousand-year history.
“However, if someone calls us an enemy, we are ready to resist,” he said, adding that the Syunik Region located in Armenia’s south witnessed hardship and losses of war.
“Blockade and arms race is one of the main challenges to form future political agenda. Neighbors’ attempts to solve problems using force and threats are a real challenge to peaceful future of the regional nations and we will reject this. Programs aimed at Armenia’s isolation cannot contribute to regional development. We will continue our considerable contribution to ensuring mutual confidence in the region,” Sargsyan noted.
Armenia will also exert effort to maintain combat readiness of the armed forces.