Armenia should further democratization, economic growth and reform, ICG thinks.
International Crisis Group (ICG) thinks that Armenia should redouble efforts to resolve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan and maintain an open approach to resuming a dialogue with Turkey.
The ICG report on Armenia issued on June 25th reads this.
“Armenia should further democratization, economic growth and reform and make the government better prepared to engage in difficult discussions with Azerbaijan over resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” the report says.
“Armenia is preparing for a pivotal presidential vote in 2013 that will determine whether it has shed a nearly two-decade history of fraud-tainted elections and put in place a government with the legitimacy needed to implement comprehensive reform and resolve its problems with Azerbaijan.”
“It is crucial that the February 2013 election in which Sargsyan will seek a second term, becomes “the cleanest election in Armenian history”, as the President had promised, not least because polls show very low trust in nearly all government bodies and institutions, including the presidency and parliament,” ICG experts think.