April 28, 2021 – 12:53 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Tuesday, April 26 met the members of the Armenian weightlifting and freestyle wrestling teams and said that victories that the athletes won in recent championships are of twofold importance for the people.
“Confidence in our strength is very important in this post-war period, and I think you have played a significant role with your victories,” Pashinyan said.
“I think, in general, sports, victories, achievements or failures just reflect the deep processes that are taking place in the country. As such, we place a special emphasis on sports in all of our strategies. We even adopted a strategy for Armenia’s transformation by the year 2050, in which we set a goal: Armenia should have won at least 25 Olympic gold medals, and the Armenian national football team should become a prize-winner of the European or World Championship by 2050.”
Pashinyan said his government is doing “very serious work” in terms of sports infrastructure.
“Now we have at least 2 projects for the construction of sports schools named after our famous and successful athletes: the Sports School after Artur Aleksanyan in Gyumri, while the Sports School after Simon Martirosyan has already been completed,” Pashinyan said.