The Security Councils of Armenia and Artsakh hold joint meeting (video)
A joint meeting of the Security Councils of Armenia and Artsakh was held in Yerevan, co-chaired by RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan.
Addressing the meeting, Prime Minister Pashinyan stated, in part:
“Dear President of the Artsakh Republic,
For the second time this week we have held discussions with representatives of the Artsakh government. I wish to inform you that yesterday we had a very productive discussion. As a result, it was decided to make a proposal for the implementation of a program worth about 110 billion drams and on construction of necessary infrastructure in Artsakh. The program will be implemented through the All-Armenian Fund Hayastan in the following proportion: as of today there are 58 billion drams in the Fund’s accounts, which was collected during the last fundraising, and the Armenian government will provide AMD 52 billion.
That is, we will have a capital of 110 billion drams, with which we will carry out housing construction and implement necessary infrastructure programs. We made several more decisions, according to which we need not only to implement the provisions of the roadmap I published on November 18 on the restoration of natural life in Artsakh, but also to implement development programs in Artsakh in order to ensure satisfactory rates of socio-economic development in Artsakh.
I think the decisions that were made yesterday can provide a solid foundation for this development. Today we will have discussions with the members of the Security Council. We will discuss issues related to security and our strategic vision for the future. I am convinced that today’s decisions should also play an important role in our future actions and their implementation.”
Greeting the meeting participants, President Harutyunyan noted that the decision made at the joint meeting held on March 25 to provide 110 billion drams for housing construction and restoration of infrastructures in Artsakh will be of key importance in resolving humanitarian problems in Artsakh and its further development.
“We have already implemented several projects, specific activities and planning for the construction of about 4,000 homes. Projects for construction of 2 thousand more houses will be developed over the next few months. These projects take into account today’s realities. At the same time work is planned on allocation of plots of land, further employment of the population. We also discuss modern models of cooperation,” the President of the Republic of Artsakh said, expressing confidence that all issues high on the rehabilitation agenda will be solved through joint efforts.