We discussed with the President of Artsakh [(Nagorno-Karabakh)], Arayik Haroutyunyan, the great agenda of Armenia-Artsakh cooperation—from the normal development of the Armed Forces to the stimulation of the economy. Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan wrote about this on Facebook and posted the video of this meeting on Saturday.
“Sadly, the politico-military processes in our region continue to be tense; we are witnessing provocative actions [by Azerbaijan]. But on the other hand, our strategy and tactics and our cooperation, development strategy do not change because those provocations that have taken place and are taking place are predictable for us,” Pashinyan said.
He highlighted the normal development of the armies of Armenia and Artsakh. “Of course, we [Armenia] have also undertaken certain obligations to fulfill in Artsakh. We have a rather broad agenda in the economic, energy spheres, too. Sadly, the [COVID-19] pandemic changed the economic mood to some extent. Now we must make more efforts not only to return that mood, but also to give it a broader impetus to,” said Armenia’s PM.
In his turn, Artsakh President Arayik Haroutyunyan noted: “The opportunity created by Armenia’s leadership will allow us to try to sum up the year without a decline; that will be quite a huge success, and next to have double-digit growth rates, based on the programs that we have started to implement today (…). Our biggest project, modernization of irrigation, has already started. We plan to finish it in 1.5 years.”