10.11.2006 | 
Policy
NATIONAL SECURITY STARTS WITH YSU
NATIONAL SECURITY STARTS WITH YSU
"The Strategy of National Security of RA" will be approved till May 2007.

President of Yerevan State University Council, Minister of Defense of RA Serzh Sargsyan visited Alma Mater on the 10th of November. The main goal of this visit was to get acquainted with the opinion and comments of the lecturers and Professors of the University on the document The Strategy of National Security of RA, to discuss these opinions and comments and taking those into consideration to make additions and changes. Any country has a global mission to provide the stabile development of the society and individuals together with the security of the state, - in such words expressed his opinion Serzh Sargsyan during the expanded session of YSU Academic Council.

The Concept was worked out by the interdepartmental commission with the heads of departments, vice-ministers and deputies of the National Assembly in its staff. Serzh Sargsyan mentioned that the process of the establishment of The Strategy of Security is a demand of our time, as the 15 years old independent country has not such a Document yet.

During the 7 sessions held by this commission numerous suggestions were made both by members of the commission and organizations. After the additions the Concept passed a check in USA, NATO and Russia. These countries stated that the proposed Concept of Security of Armenia corresponds to the criterions of the Concepts of the kind.

Members of YSU Academic Council proposed a number of interesting comments having got acquainted with the Concept beforehand. The speakers signified the roles of science, education, culture, ecology and offered to make corresponding amendments in the Concept. Dean of the Faculty of Law Gagik Ghazinyan ensured that this Concept must be perceived as a law and not as a decision of the Government.

Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan, commenting on the aims and form of the Concept, mentioned that it is a strategic document, which will serve as a basis for new projects. To include all the urgent and vital spheres and problems in this Concept is impossible and sometimes even out of the scales of the Strategy of Security, - said Mr. Mkrtchyan.

Serzh Sargsyan had a different opinion on some comments and suggestions made by the speakers. Head of a Chair from the Faculty of History Babken Harutyunyan offered to make this Concept secret and the answer of Mr.Sargsyan was the following. This can not be secret, there is no such an analogue all over the world, but the Doctrine of Security, coming from this, documents containing certain steps will be secret.

The fact that the concept has passed a check in a number of countries did not inspire the specialists of the University. According to Serzh Sargsyan this step had the only goal to have the opinion of foreign specialists at our disposal.

Till the end of November The Strategy of National Security of RA will be discussed at the National Academy of Sciences and the National Assembly, afterwards, the complete version will be shown to the President of RA. At the next stage it will be discussed at the Government of RA and then the latter will make a corresponding decision.

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