ArmInfo. Today, Armenia faces huge challenges, which the republic plans to overcome also with the help of the Diaspora. This was stated by Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan during a meeting with representatives of the Armenian community of the United States in New York.
According to the prime minister, after the velvet revolution Armenia reconsidered the model of its development. "One of the key changes is that if earlier there were people in Armenia who demanded to do something from everyone, then after the revolution, everyone stated that each of us must do something," he said, stressing that now every citizen feels his share of responsibility in building the future of his/her country. "Today it is not important who will be the Prime Minister of Armenia - I or anyone else, the most important thing is that henceforth the citizen of the RA through free, transparent and fair elections will decide who will be in power, and who - in opposition, who should be a deputy, and it's the most important change, which under no circumstances is subject to revision, "the head of the Armenian government said.
Nikol Pashinyan stressed that in today's Armenia there are no economic monopolies, corruption in the state administration system has also been overcome. According to him, there are no people in Armenia who have privileges before the law and there are no people who are humiliated before the law. At the same time, the head of the Armenian government acknowledged the existence of a large number of problems that are among the priorities of the government. Problems have both foreign and internal political, economic, legal significance, Pashinyan said.
In the context of Armenia-Diaspora relations, as the prime minister noted, work should be encouraged, rather than charity. "Armenians can support Armenia in only one way, by deploying economic activity in the republic, creating jobs." Today's Armenia's perception is as follows: it's a country where you can develop economic activity, start a business, make a profit, grow rich and enrich the country. Our message to you is the following: become rich and enrich Armenia. In Armenia, according to the prime minister, it is necessary to implement not charitable programs, but development programs, such as, for example, the Tumo center, which became one of the most significant centers of modern Armenia. He also expressed hope that new international brands will appear in the republic that will change the destiny of the state and the Armenian people in the strategic terms. "The time of the developing Armenia has come. We should treat Armenia-Artsakh-Diaspora ties as a single organism'', said Pashinyan.