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PM holds consultation on new army catering system


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Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a consultative meeting to discuss issues related to the introduction of the new food supply system in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia.

The meeting was attended by Minister of Defense David Tonoyan, Deputy Minister of Defense Makar Ghambaryan, Acting State Control Service Director Argisgti Karamyan, First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Onik Gasparyan, representatives from GSAF senior staff and those private companies involved in the catering system.

Opening the meeting, the Prime Minister said: “Dear colleagues, we have gathered to discuss issues regarding the new order of food supplies to the Armed Forces. This discussion is especially important now as we originally viewed this program as a way to support our domestic market. Amid the ongoing emergency situation, we should be able to continue the program effectively, but we also have some questions concerning its implementation.”

During the meeting, issues related to the introduction of a new order of food supplies to the Armed Forces were discussed. The results of the work done by the Ministry of Defense and private sector organizations in the frame of the pilot program, as well as the State Control Service’s latest findings were presented during the meeting. The speakers dwelt on the development of effective mechanisms, the formation of a complete chain of services, the problems faced and the steps to take ahead.

The Prime Minister stressed that the state has a priority task to develop an effective system for the supply of quality food products to the army. The process should be organized as transparently as possible: no abuse should be allowed in this process. In the context of further actions, Nikol Pashinyan instructed to carry out the process on a competitive basis, emphasizing that there should be no doubt about the legality and transparency of tenders, and a systematic approach should be taken when solving existing problems.

The Head of Government welcomed and emphasized the importance of continued work in an atmosphere of interaction and gave relevant instructions.

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