The ruling regime in Yerevan simply steals the future of young generation, almost ruining the country today, Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Political Analysis and Information Provision Department head Elnur Aslanov believes.
"If to analyze the current situation in the South Caucasus, the first evident fact is that the political system of the society cannot function properly without the appropriate economic support for the political process," Aslanov said in an interview with Trend.
As was expected, after the May 6 elections in Armenia this year, the main issues of public concern remained on the agenda, and existing uncertainty in Armenia's vision of the future only intensified, he said.
According to Aslanov, one can easily see that Yerevan with its action program, or rather in absence of that, is unable to resolve the challenges facing the state. "The country's population of course, wishes to support political power, which ensures economic stability and improvement of prosperity, optimal environment for entrepreneurship, as well as social security of citizens. It is a norm in the development and implementation of economic policy of any other state. However, we are witnessing a unique trend, when the Armenian government, contrary to all canons of logic, chooses the biggest of two evils so that to stay in power," Aslanov said.
He expressed hope that Armenia's political regime is fully aware that the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict resulted from an attempt to annex the territory of Azerbaijan, poses a great threat to the regional security, and hinders overall economic development of South Caucasus. "With its attempts to delay the negotiation process Yerevan pursues a policy of retaining the status quo. Thus, it is clear that progress within the OSCE Minsk leaves much to be desired," he added.
Aslanov said Azerbaijan has repeatedly offered to begin work on a peace treaty, whilst Yerevan is even unwilling to hear about such document, pleading the lack of agreements on many points. This destructive position of Yerevan not only dramatically complicates any positive prospect of the regional development, but also nullifies internal resources of the current Armenian society, Aslanov said.
"According to Armenian experts' calculations, correlation between gross external debt of and nominal GDP in Armenia is 72 percent. The situation will obviously become more critical due to uncertain ability of Armenian economy to pay off debts in time," Aslanov said.