ArmInfo. A working meeting was held between the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and President Armen Sarkissian at the residence of the President of Armenia.
As the Prime Minister's press service told ArmInfo, Pashinyan noted at the meeting that these meetings are regular. "In recent months, I believe that both you and I have had a rich agenda of meetings, and it is very important that we share the results of this work with each other, because I believe that this is an important and urgent issue for the proper work of government institutions in our country, "the prime minister said, noting that in the morning he and the president were in the memorial complex of the victims of the Armenian Genocide and laid flowers to the eternal flame in connection with the International Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide, honoring their dignity and preventing this crime, and paid tribute to the memory of all the victims of this crime.
"We also noted during discussions that the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide is not only a matter of historical fact and justice for us, but also our important contribution to the global policy of preventing genocides. And, of course, we have said before that we are considering international recognition of the Armenian Genocide as an important component of the security of Armenia and the Armenian people. We talked about this in the past, and today we have specified our future activities in this direction, "the Prime Minister of Armenia emphasized.
At the same time, he pointed out the importance of summing up the results of the past year, in connection with the end of 2019. In this regard, Pashinyan stated that the state budget for 2020 was discussed 2-3 days ago in the country's parliament and its draft was adopted, as well as the law on budget, and in his opinion, the year ends with a fairly positive economic indicators. According to him, this is very important from the point of view of a more confident entry into next year.
"Of course, I think that summing up the results of the year, we should not forget about our omissions and shortcomings, the difficulties we encountered, which, of course, are inevitable, but this does not mean that we should not take steps to eliminate and ensure more effective work. And, of course, you set out your position on supporting the activities of the government and the National Assembly. It is very important to note, and I am pleased to note that there is a very good working atmosphere and good cooperation between the president, the government and the National Assembly. Of course, this is a very joyful fact, especially in the logic of the new constitutional arrangements, and on the other hand, here we pledge to do everything to make this cooperation more effective ", Pashinyan assured.
Nikol Pashinyan and Armen Sarkissian discussed issues related to the current agenda and development programs of the country.