ArmInfo. State Minister of the Republic of Artsakh Ruben Vardanyan today held a working meeting in the administration of Askeran region, got acquainted with the existing urgent problems.
According to the press service of the NKR government, the head of the administration, Hamlet Apresyan, considered the security problem a priority, noting that this causes serious damage to agriculture and deprives people of the vital necessities for life, since a significant part of cultivated land and pastures is under the direct gun of the enemy. The meeting also raised the issue of operational communication and effective cooperation between the community - administration - ministries. Emphasizing the effective organization of work, Vardanyan noted that it will be possible to face new challenges only through disciplined and organized work. For this very reason, a mechanism has been introduced for meetings with heads of administrations on a daily basis, which makes it possible to hear from them personally about the situation and urgent problems.
During the visit, the state minister also met with the leaders of the communities of Askeran region, heads of institutions and enterprises of the region, listened to the problems raised by them, which mainly concerned security, civil defense, housing problems, repairs of schools, roads, etc.
Speaking about the security issue, the Minister of State noted: "The possibility of establishing peace lies only in our strength and unity. No agreement can solve this issue, since we have a neighboring state that does not want us to live here. We must become strong, united so that they cannot resolve the issue in a way that is unacceptable to us. We must continue our struggle on all fronts: diplomatic, military, political, informational. We must be vigilant and ready."
Speaking about the incident with the blocking of the Stepanakert-Goris road, Ruben Vardanyan noted that one should be prepared for such provocations.
"We have to fight with all means, because the situation is like this, this reality requires completely different approaches from us, not only in terms of diagnosing problems, making decisions, but also in terms of our attitude in general. We are facing very serious dangers and challenges, but I am sure that we will overcome them. Our struggle for the right to live on our land, for the future of our children continues. And this is the struggle of all Armenians," he concluded.