ArmInfo.2020 will be the year of the citizens of Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan stated this in a video message on his Facebook page.
He called on compatriots from the regions of the country, Artsakh and the Diaspora to spend New Year's Eve on Republic Square in the center of the Armenian capital. According to him, the government of the country allocated significant financial resources - about 270 million drams - for New Year celebrations, and this amount will increase every year. Nikol Pashinyan emphasized that critical notes may be made on spending so much money on New Year's holidays, considering there are numerous social problems in the country. But the new government set itself the task of changing the mentality of the people at the meeting of the New Year. "The main goal of upcoming events should not be booze and food, but the solution of economic, socio-psychological and aesthetic problems, "the head of government emphasized. He noted that many citizens of the country prefer to celebrate New Year outside the country, thereby contributing to the outflow of capital. Government task is the creation of conditions in order to maximize the number of citizens celebrating this holiday at home, and the proposed activities are designed to meet this goal. Of course, the prime minister stated, it is impossible to solve this problem in one year, consistent work will be required in this direction so that the meeting of New Year on the main square of the country has become a tradition.
New Year events, Nikol Pashinyan continued, are also envisaged to contribute to the growth of the tourist flow. At present, the head of government noted, there is an increase in interest in tourist Armenia from citizens of foreign countries. In this context, it is important that tourism development is not seasonal, so that the republic can offer something interesting for 12 months a year. Tourists need to create conditions for visiting the whole republic so that they can visit cultural and historical monuments, shops, cafes, restaurants. Many citizens, as Nikol Pashinyan noted, taking into account the growth of the tourist flow, began to rent out their housing, thereby creating opportunities for attracting new financial resources. Others, looking at them, began to put their housing in order, improving conditions in order to attract tourists. "Our task is to create conditions for citizens of the country to solve their social problems. Only through work can we achieve this goal and overcome poverty," the Prime Minister said.
He also emphasized the importance of upcoming events in terms of aesthetic education of citizens of the country, especially children and youth. "Than sitting at home at the table with spoiled dishes, comparing them with dishes of neighbors, it is better to spend time in the theater, museum, at a concert, thereby creating a good atmosphere for yourself and your family, filling with new energy and saving money on more important things", the head of government stated
He also said that the events will last in the center of Yerevan from December 21 to January 5. Throughout this period concerts will be held, including classical music, museums and theaters are open. For the upcoming events, new works of Armenian composers will be presented, this process will continue in the coming years, which will contribute to the emergence of works that will become loved by the people. Noting that he intends to spend New Year's Eve on the Republic Square, the head of government called on all citizens of the country to follow his example.