CHANGING THE PLACE OF MARKET IN SADAKHLO IS OFFERED

Lragir.am
03 May 06

Member of Parliament Victor Dallakyan thinks that the Azerbaijani
middleman living on the money they earn at the market of Sadakhlo
have turned this area into a threat against the national security of
Armenia. Victor Dallakyan says presently 12-13 thousand Armenians,
nearly as many Georgians and 150 thousand Azerbaijanis live at
the Georgian side of the Armenian-Georgian border. It means the
Azerbaijanis can block the border at any moment, and Armenia may
appear stuck in the Turk-Georgian pincers, concludes the member of
parliament. Victor Dallakyan reminds that he alarmed about a possible
development in 2000 but has received no response. "Who is now going
to account for the dissipation of government funds, the blockade of 12
Armenian villages of Sadakhlo and a new threat against our security,"
asks Victor Dallakyan, and suggests solutions: move the Sadakhlo
market to the Armenian village of Akpyurpi, which is only 5 km from the
Armenian border, and the shortest way to Tbilisi runs via this village.