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Armenia‘s acting Prime Minister outlines government priorities
2018-12-13 16:30:52

Promotion of investments is a priority for the Armenian government in the context of economic revolution, acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told a government sitting today.

He said there is a huge interest in Armenia among investors, and the interest will tend to grow in the future. He instructed all government officials to provide all conditions for potential investors and refrain from creating any obstacles.

Pashinyan said the development of the military-industrial complex is another priority.

"Promotion of investments is a priority for the Armenian government"

“We must be able to ensure a substantial development in the sphere, and the issue is connected with our vision of turning Armenia into a technological country and developing the engineering potential,” he stated.

Another key issue, he said, is the improvement of the combat readiness of the armed forces.

“In the coming five years we must be able to invest AMD 2.5 billion for the development of the armed forces,” Pashinyan said, adding that part of the funds will be provided to improve servicemen’s social conditions.

"In the coming five years we must be able to invest AMD 2.5 billion for the development of the armed forces"

According to the acting PM, raising the level of the higher education system is next among the government’s priorities. He also stressed the need to implement serious reforms in the healthcare sector with a view of making services available to broader layers of society.

Finally, Nikol Pashinyan emphasized the importance of improving the citizens’ living conditions.

“Our goal is to eliminate extreme poverty,” he said, adding that the issue should be solved by creating favorable working conditions.