ARMENIA SHOULDN'T HAVE INITIATED OPENING BORDERS WITH TURKEY

PanARMENIAN.Net
31.08.2009 21:02 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ "The issue of opening Armenian-Turkish border
was introduced even in 2007 by Armenia, which was a mistake,"
Heritage Parliamentary Faction representative Stepan Safaryan told
a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter.

According to MP, as Turkey unilaterally closed the border,
international community had to demand Turkey to open the border
with Armenia. "RA-Turkish rapprochement should have been a result
of Turkey's revised policy towards Armenia, and not another issue on
Turkey external policy agenda," Safaryan emphasized.

When questioned by PanARMENIAN.Net reporter on possible economic
consequences of Armenian-Turkish border opening, the MP responded that
negative consequences can't be excluded, as RA-manufactured products
won't hold up against competition with Turkey's production. Â"RA is
trying to establish normal relations with Turkey, while unprepared
to counter negative consequences opening of borders could entail."