Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan took part in the opening ceremony of the Armenian Business Forum in Yerevan, organized by the Armenian Businessmen's Association (ABA) with the support of the Tashir Group of Companies.
The event was also attended by representatives of the governments of Armenia and Russia, including Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk, as well as numerous businessmen working in Armenia and Russia.
The Prime Minister Pashinyan, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mr. Overchuk and the Chairman of the Tashir Group of Companies Samvel Karapetyan greeted the participants and presented the investment programs planned by the Tashir Group in Armenia in the coming years, which will reach hundreds of millions of dollars.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan welcomed the holding of the Armenian Business Forum in the Republic of Armenia, which will be of a traditional nature. According to the Prime Minister, this forum is a strong message, because all of us, the Republic of Armenia, the Armenian people, have gone through severe ordeal.
“Today, this message is very important in the historical landmark we are in. Indeed, we have gone through a very severe ordeal. After the 44-day war in 2020, it was very important to find answers to some important questions. And it was for finding the answer to those questions that early parliamentary elections took place in the Republic of Armenia. Those elections were supposed to show or become the causal link between different events in the 30-year history of the Third Republic and, in the end, they had to answer another very important question: how to continue life and which direction to move?
I think this is an important issue. As a result of the elections, the decision of the citizens of the Republic of Armenia to move in the direction of opening the era of peaceful development for the Republic of Armenia and for the region was recorded,” Pashinyan emphasized.
To the question if it is possible to put this theoretical thesis into practice, Pashinyan said that all skeptics should be understood, because every day incidents take place based on which it can be concluded that, apparently, there are forces that want to show that an era of peaceful development in our region is not possible.
“However, the Government of the Republic of Armenia, clearly realizing how difficult challenge it is facing, will be consistent, will lead the Republic of Armenia in this way. I must state that on this path we need strong nerves, composure, prudence,” the Prime Minister added.
He presented the tools through which, in his opinion, the era of peaceful development should be established.
“I consider the opening of regional communications extremely important, according to the trilateral statement of November 9, 2020 and the trilateral statement January 11, 2021. I think that the solution to this problem is very important in the context of our discussion, because the opening of regional communications should finally allow Armenia to overcome the 30-year blockade, which means a significant change in the investment climate in Armenia, and transformation in Armenia’s economic structure, so that the country and the state becomes more resilient and competitive,” Pashinyan concluded.