Prime Minister meets with MoD and AF Leadership

4 July, 2020
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a working meeting with the leadership of the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces, headed by Defence Minister David Tonoyan and Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Onik Gasparyan. Development scenarios in our region’s military-political situation and the plan for the use of the Armed Forces were discussed during the meeting.

Addressing those present, the Prime Minister said: “Today’s discussion is very important. From time to time we discuss a plan on the use of the armed forces in different formats. To begin with, I consider it important to highlight the high pace and quality in the development of Armenia’s Armed Forces. I want to state that this is the priority of all priorities for my government, since the goals that the Armenian people aspire for cannot be achieved unless our armed forces are adequate enough to respond to geopolitical challenges, both strategic and tactical. Here, I would like to underscore that the current pace of development of the Armenian Armed Forces is important in terms of ensuring peace and stability in the region.

At the latest meeting of the Security Council, I had the opportunity to refer to this topic and state that the policies we are pursuing and the goals that we have set in the face of existing and emerging challenges serve not only to ensure the security and stability of Armenia and Artsakh, but as a matter of fact, it also serves to achieve security and stability of the entire region. And I am glad that we perceive the mission of our armed forces in Armenia and in the region, as a whole.”