Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has donated AMD 1 million from Prime Minister’s fund and another AMD 500,000 from his personal funds to annual Telethon 2018.
Speaking through Facebook live streaming, he expressed gratitude to everyone who participated in the fundraising and voiced hope that donations would continue to be made, because, he said, “the funds will be spent for the improvement of important infrastructures in Armenia and Artsakh.”
“Today there is a good opportunity for us to create a really united, free and happy Armenia,” he said.
Chief of the National Security Service (NSS) Arthur Vanetsyan gave away his one-month salary. The NSS staff also joined the initiative. The NSS donated a total of AMD 9,527,400 to the Telethon.
President Armen Sarkissian earlier donated his half-year salary and pledged to transfer the rest later.