ArmInfo. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan considers realistic the goal of bringing the population of the country to 4 million by 2040. "This is a number for our normal development, and I believe that this is realistic," he said in an interview with "Armenia" TV channel.
According to the president, there is no concrete program of action in this direction. "After my speech, a working group has been set up, which is busy with this," he said. According to the head of the republic, the task of the Armenian authorities for the next five years is to reduce emigration to a zero level. As Serzh Sargsyan pointed out, it is obvious that only due to the natural increase in population Armenia will not be able to reach the number of four million in the foreseeable future, or in the long term. "Therefore, paying serious attention to public health problems, strengthening families, their social status, and employing young people, we must be able to create an opportunity for immigration during this period, I think this is quite realistic. Many migrants from Armenia did not find what they were looking for and these people can be returned," concluded Serzh Sargsyan.
The population of Armenia in 2040 should reach 4 million people, said President Serzh Sargsyan, speaking at the first session of the sixth convocation of parliament. According to the Armenian leader, the demographic situation of the previous 25 years has been conditioned by a number of objective and subjective factors, and the results are very disturbing and unacceptable. "Our major task for the coming decades should be a significant improvement in the demographic situation in Armenia," he said. Meanwhile, as the representative of the Armenian office of the UNFPA, Garik Hayrapetyan, stated at the presentation of the UN report "Population of the World in 2017" on October 17, according to the calculations of the United Nations (UN), while preserving the current demographic and migration trends, the population of Armenia will continue Reducing, reaching 2.5 million by 2035. Today, according to official data, the population of the republic is just under 3 million people.