Armenia's ex-president opposes opening border with Turkey

  28 April 2021    Read: 2193

Opening border with Turkey will seriously harm Armenia’s agriculture, Armenia’s second president Robert Kocharyan said at the meeting with his supporters, reports citing the Armenian media.

“We cannot claim that closed border is a good thing. It is not normal for us to try to propagate that keeping the borders closed is a good phenomenon, but one thing is clear, opening the border today with Turkey will seriously harm our agriculture, as our agricultures are competitors,” he said.

Kocharyan said it is obvious that Turkey’s agriculture is in better condition as its government provides bigger subsidies to its agriculture.

“In Armenia, it is not almost being done. The elimination of the ministry of agriculture left the sector ownerless,” he said.

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