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Nikol Pashinyan meets with community leaders, Yeghegnadzor, Areni residents in Vayots Dzor Marz of Armenia


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Today, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with the leaders of local communities in Vayots Dzor Marz Administration.

To begin with, the Prime Minister noted that there used to be some elements of enjoyment in the exercise of public functions, but the public position should be perceived as a service. “That should start with me, and I am doing so. The State service should obviously be deemed as a true service, not a privilege,” the Head of Government underscored.

The Prime Minister informed that based on the proposals of the Minister of Territorial Administration and Development, it had been decided to allocate 10 billion drams to communities as a subvention. Nikol Pashinyan urged to submit relevant programs, preferably in the fields of infrastructure development, drinking water, irrigation systems, farm machinery and road construction.

“We hope to spend the money so that a chain reaction is triggered and the economy is set in motion in the regions,” the Prime Minister said, stressing that special attention should be paid to the quality of construction. At the same time, the Premier noted that monopolies should be ruled out in Armenia, including the export of large and small cattle. The government will provide incentives for animal husbandry so that farmers get export profits.

“There has been a change of overall atmosphere in Armenia, and people should see the change in their communities starting with the community leader's activities. We must rule out abuses. Any such case will be investigated and processed. Today, no one is supposed to have any obligations before anyone. We shall work and collaborate with those community leaders who are prepared to work within the bounds of these rules and have the support of their community,” Nikol Pashinyan pointed out.

Then the Prime Minister met with the residents of Yeghegnadzor and Areni communities. Nikol Pashinyan noted that the purpose of his visits to provinces is to make sure that every citizen feels victorious and believes to be the co-author of changes in Armenia.

“This is very important for us. We want you to be sure that the time of illegality, arbitrariness, corruption and looting is over in Armenia. We must build a new country, a new Armenia, where a supreme value is the citizen who feels proud, victorious and dignified,” Nikol Pashinyan said and went on to assure that with the people’s support the government will gradually rebuild the country, square meter per square meter.

“The people have triumphed in the Republic of Armenia, and nobody can even dare to try to usurp your victory. Those who may try to do that will receive a worthy rebuff on the part of the government and the people of Armenia. My dear people, I love you all, I bow down before you and kiss you all, I am proud of you all, and I want you to be confident that the final victory has no alternative,” Nikol Pashinyan concluded.

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