ArmInfo. The main task of the Armenian government is to ensure the safety of its citizens. On October 18, Andranik Kocharyan, chairman of the parliamentary security commission, said this during a parliamentary hearing called "Stable Armenia".
According to the MP, Armenia is on the list of countries with high potential for natural disasters. He noted that it is necessary to take a step towards a safe and stable future.
In turn, the Minister of Emergency Situations of Armenia Feliks Tsolakyan noted that, as a rule, in Armenia they are struggling with the consequences of natural disasters that have already arisen. He emphasized that the priority should be the assessment of such risks, as well as steps aimed at their maximum mitigation through proactive measures. <To achieve significant results in this area, we need to carry out a serious reform of the legislative framework. And it is precisely on this that the efforts of the parliament and government should be directed mainly>, Tsolakyan noted.
The Minister also emphasized the need for cooperation between society and all state structures on the issue of joint struggle against natural disasters. "It seems to me that appropriate informing citizens and conducting large-scale educational work among the population to increase the level of citizens' awareness and knowledge on this topic will allow us to increase the effectiveness of the implementation of preventive measures that contribute to mitigating the effects of natural disasters," Tsolakyan concluded