Statements and messages of the Prime Minister of RA

“The government should mobilize our country’s intellectual potential to cope with the problems” - Orbeli Center inaugrated


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Together with RA President Armen Sarkissian, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan attended the opening ceremony of the Orbeli Analytical Research Center. The Orbeli Center is a project developed by Public Relations and Information Center SNCO under the Prime Minister’s Office, which conducts research and analysis in the field of economics, regional, domestic and foreign policy developments, security, infrastructure, media, etc.

Welcoming those present, Nikol Pashinyan noted: “I have repeatedly stated that the solution of the problems facing Armenia is the task of the intellectual sphere. I mean that the all problems imply above all intelligent solutions. None of us can physically be present anywhere, if we are not there in our mind; none of us can take any action, if we do not first perform these actions mentally. Of course, the task of any government, institution and individual is to be aware of their actions and control them. That is why we decided to create such an analytical center with a clear-cut objective to expand the common intellectual field and the space, in which the Government and the authorities operate.

For us, an important priority is cooperation with the expert potential of Armenia. It is very important for us to build bridges of cooperation with other similar public and private entities. We do not consider this center, which will be functioning as part of the Prime Minister’s office, to be the only source of intellectual product.”

The Prime Minister stressed that the Center should have bridges and mechanisms for cooperation with other think tanks, including the private ones. “Armenia’s authorities should mobilize the intellectual potential to deal with the problems existing in the country. This is our first step. The next step is to try to identify the cooperation mechanisms with the existing and emerging think tanks. Together, we must fulfill enormous intellectual work, a demand for which we have on our agenda,” Nikol Pashinyan said.

The Prime Minister wished every success to Orbeli Center’s analysts and experts in their intellectual efforts. “Everything that is actually happening around us first of all occurs in our thoughts and, therefore, we must have constructive, flexible and powerful thoughts, capable of overcoming obstacles. I have no doubt that this will be the case,” Nikol Pashinyan said.

During the event, the official website of the Orbeli Center was presented. Director of Public Relations and Information Center SNCO Hovhannes Movsisyan presented the work done to set up the Center, the development prospects and projects.

“I think that the pledge of progress of any State is its human and intellectual resource, and we will try to combine and use this intellectual resource in various ways for the sake of development. We have long-term development plans, the Orbeli center will be not only an Armenian, but also an international center. We must be represented on foreign platforms and thereby make Armenia more representative in the world,” Hovhannes Movsisyan concluded.

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