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Nikol Pashinyan visits Defense Army units and border positions; PM briefed on efforts to develop modern agriculture in Artsakh


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Accompanied by incumbent President of the Republic of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan, President-elect of Artsakh Arayik Haroutunyan, and Minister of Defense, Defense Army Commander Jalal Haroutunyan, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his spouse Anna Hakobyan visited several military units and border positions.

The heads of the two Armenian states were introduced to engineering and fortification infrastructures, new defense technologies and armaments. They were briefed on the ongoing activities aimed at achieving enhanced service security and upgrading military equipment.

Nikol Pashinyan, Bako Sahakyan and Arayik Haroutunyan talked to the soldiers to get acquainted with servicemen’s living standards and service conditions. They visited one of the Defense Army’s military units where a new food system was introduced just a few days ago.

After inspecting the menu and the quality of food, the Prime Minister emphasized that the new army catering system was a successful undertaking. Nikol Pashinyan stressed the need for continued development of the Armed Forces and the military industry.

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The leaders of Armenia and Artsakh next visited a number of local farms and a vegetable oil production plant. In particular, corn crops and pomegranate gardens with drip irrigation system were presented to Nikol Pashinyan. The responsible persons presented to the Prime Minister the details of the introduction of the drip irrigation system, its efficiency and the planned programs for the expansion of areas under crops and gardens with such a system in Artsakh.

The Premier welcomed the ongoing efforts to develop modern agriculture in Artsakh and emphasized the importance of close cooperation between governments and the implementation of joint activities in this direction.

Nikol Pashinyan also visited the vegetable oil production plant in Tagavard village of Martuni region of Artsakh to get acquainted with its activities and upcoming programs. The production process is organized with modern German equipment on the basis of local raw materials. The output is being marketed in Artsakh and Armenia. Strong with more than 70 employees, the company is going to expand its activities in the near future owing to new investment programs.

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