ArmInfo."A purely formal reason for the visit is a flood, which, unfortunately, also damaged the island of St. Lazarus and the Congregation of the Mkhitarists.
But, of course,I had to definitely find a reason to visit here, because I had not had such an opportunity before, and the island of St. Lazarus, the Congregation of the Mkhitarists is very important in the context of our history and present. I am convinced that in the future it will play an important role>, - said Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the eve, who visited the Mkhitarists on the island of St. Lazarus in Venice as part of an official visit to Italy.
According to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, cited by the press service of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, the scientific heritage created here, primarily in the field of Armenology, the Armenian language, and history, really laid the foundation for a new science and education. "It's also important for us to value this scientific temple, this spiritual center of paramount importance in terms of our identity, development and self-knowledge, and this is really a great honor for me. The most important thing is that the Congregation of the Mkhitarists was not irreversibly damaged: the damage will be repaired and I want to go forward. With all my heart I wish the success of the Congregation of the Mkhitarists and in general to our people. I would like to say that in the program of political power that I represent, the Civil Contract party is one of the cornerstones injuring and developing our identity.This is really very important for us, and I also want to emphasize that very often under glossy mottos we actually harm ourselves, lose our history, lose our trajectory and our idea of the future. of the important tasks of our government, it is precisely that we, in harmony with our identity, our history, our past, know ourselves as a whole, because the process of misunderstanding ourselves means underestimating the potential that we have as a people and as a state rstvo. The most important task and goal in learning and developing this identity is, of course, the future, and I am convinced that our national unification, the rallying of the Armenian people is directly connected with the need to better know ourselves. In this regard, the Mkhitarist Congregation has played a very important role and should play a very important role. I am sure that many materials have been investigated, and many more materials will be investigated here. It should also be the focus of attention of the Armenian scientific community, and we should also think about future-oriented cooperation, "the head of the Armenian government noted.
Nikol Pashinyan noted that he was pleased to meet with the Armenian community of Venice, and all his foreign visits are always accompanied by meetings with representatives of the Armenian community, as this is part of the logic of government. "Our government has developed a national program in Stepanakert to replace fragmentation with pan-Armenianism, and this means that we believe that the Republic of Armenia as a state will be more efficient, more competitive and strong if it is presented not only as a representative of Armenian citizens, but also as representative of the entire Armenian people, "said the head of government.
In his speech, the Prime Minister touched upon the idea of pan-Armenianism, noting: "For us ideologically, the Republic of Armenia is not only a state founded by citizens of the Republic of Armenia, but also a state founded by the Armenian people, because it is written in the introduction to the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia. The Republic of Armenia - it is the state of the Armenian people, the state of all Armenians, regardless of whether they have de jure citizenship of Armenia or not. Of course, our work and goal should also be aimed at ensuring that all Armenians in the world also have e jure citizenship of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Armenia to become the core of life in Armenia has become a representative of the interests of all Armenians around the world, and all the Armenians of the world must also act as representatives of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Armenia citizen. " According to Nikolai Pashinyan, there have always been disputes about national ideology in the history of the Third Republic. The Prime Minister noted that every Armenian should live in Armenia, regardless of whether he lives in Armenia or not, since this is exactly what Pan-Armenianism is. Prime Minister Pashinyan noted that the Armenian government has received a mandate to speak on behalf of the people of the Republic of Armenia, and any government in Armenia must have legitimacy to speak on behalf of the Armenian people, it must be a government on the national agenda. The head of government said that during the days of the revolution he received many letters from Armenians living in different countries of the world in which they expressed their support and assistance to the revolution. This, according to Nikol Pashinyan, indicates that in 2018 there was an all-Armenian process that led to radical changes in Armenia. The Prime Minister touched upon corruption phenomena and monopolies that existed in various areas of our country before the revolution, and noted that as a result of these processes today in Armenia there is a problem of professional quality in all areas. Now we need to unite the nationwide potential and focus on the development of the motherland.
In response to a question about the ideology of national identity and relations between the diaspora and Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan noted that the government attaches great importance to cooperation with the diaspora on many issues, but there is a problem with the participation of representatives of the Armenian diaspora. The Head of Government said that he had instructed the Chief Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs to hold consultations with the widest possible circle of representatives of the Armenian Diaspora and submit proposals on the formation of a pan-Armenian structure.
Nikol Pashinyan also touched upon the issue of the longevity of Armenian statehood and emphasized that dependence on geopolitical factors should be minimized as much as possible, and for this we need a new national thinking, a new approach.