08.04.2021Government comes up with legislative initiative on amnesty for those who evaded mandatory army service and mobilization
A Cabinet meeting was held today, chaired by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The government approved a bill “On declaring amnesty for persons who evaded mandatory military or alternative service, training camp or mobilization conscription.” The bill suggests granting amnesty to those individuals liable for military service as privates who turned 27 and to such reserve officers who reached the age of 35 by September 26, 2020, and who were suspected, accused or convicted only...
07.04.2021Pleased with the outcome of his meeting with Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister calls it productive
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with several dozen members of the Association of Armenian Lawyers in Moscow. Greeting the audience, the Premier said, “You know that we are going through a very challenging period when there are great concerns and questions. This meeting is especially important for you, I mean for the Armenians in Moscow, Russia and worldwide, to raise questions looking into my eyes and for me to be able to answer your questions.” Nikol Pashinyan first...
07.04.2021PM Pashinyan, President Putin discuss issues of Armenian-Russian strategic relations
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan arrived in the Russian Federation on a working visit and met with RF President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin. RF President Vladimir Putin: Mr Pashinyan, I am pleased to see you and host you in Moscow again. I am grateful to you for accepting the invitation, because, of course, we have things to talk about in terms of building bilateral relations and, needless to say, we need to discuss the most pressing problem which is normalising the situation in...
01.04.2021PM Pashinyan receives RF Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today received RF Deputy Premier Alexei Overchuk. The interlocutors discussed the activities of the working group headed by the Deputy Prime Ministers of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan, the possibility of unblocking the regional communications and the efforts underway in this direction. The importance of implementing humanitarian agreements and the need to strengthen stability in the region were emphasized on both sides. Views were exchanged on the...
01.04.2021Government set to apply interim mechanism in public procurement to support local industries
A regular Cabinet meeting was held today, chaired by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The government established conditions for introducing provisional anti-crisis mechanisms in public procurement processes. The proposed regulations provide for the use of intermediate mechanisms in public procurement as part of anti-crisis action. Meant to back local manufacturers through temporary subsidies, the mechanism implies applying the condition to procurement procedures organized by holding a...