ArmInfo.On May 22, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and newly elected President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan met in Stepanakert with representatives of the banking systems of Armenia and Artsakh with the participation of the leadership of the Central Bank of Armenia.
According to the press service of the Government of Armenia, Arayik Harutyunyan, welcoming those present, thanked the Prime Minister for organizing the meeting in this format. "It is advisable not to continue, but to intensify cooperation, since in the near future we plan to ensure a much higher pace of development, and the financial resources of the governments of the two states alone are not enough for this. We will need to implement more ambitious programs," Arayik Harutyunyan said.
In his turn, the RA Prime Minister noted that over the past 10 years, quite a serious development of the banking system has been registered in Artsakh. According to the head of government, this was important for the economic success of Artsakh. "Our common economic ambitions will not be fulfilled if this message is not accepted by the banking system. In a sense, this should be a shared message. In this anti- crisis period, we also experience this when representatives of the government, banking system and parliament are sitting at the table to discuss agricultural development, overcoming the crisis and solving social problems. It can be really effective, and this should not be considered as a separate meeting, but as a continuation of the conversation, " Prime Minister Pashinyan noted. Then the meeting participants discussed issues related to the expansion of cooperation between the financial and banking systems of the two states. They touched upon issues related to the promotion of the activities of Armenian banks in Artsakh, activation of financing business programs, financing in various sectors of the economy, including agriculture and investment projects.
Representatives of the banking system expressed their readiness to listen to the initiatives of the governments of Armenia and Artsakh and to take a more active part in the implementation of programs at lower interest rates.