Armenia opens chapter of fighting corruption, ending era of political prisoners – Pashinyan

16:40 • 26.06.18



Armenia is embarking on a new era of reforms to open the chapter of fight against corruption and close the one of political prisoners, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said today.

 

Hosting top representatives of law enforcement agencies for a working meeting, the premier called for an increased attention to the anti-corruption program, highlighting its importance as a top priority on the new government’s agenda.

 

“Fight against corruption is, in my view, among the most widely discussed topics in Armenia, as we see serious efforts by both the law enforcement bodies, and the government. That’s absolutely logical given that we have declared the anti-corruption program a top priority of our government. The process implies a strict observance of rule of law, and protection, and respect for, human rights. We have opened the chapter of fight against corruption in Armenia, having closed at the same time the chapter of possible political persecutions,” he said, stressing the importance of ensuring continuity in the process.  


“A very important thing that really matters deals with ruling out misinterpretations of the law enforcement agencies’ work. Another important thing for me is to reach common grounds in this format, ensuring that this anti-corruption campaign will continue and, last but not least, continue more effectively to guarantee human rights, rule of law, and the public interests in general,” Pashinyan added.

 

The participants of the meeting later brifed the the premier on their recent activities in the field, and the planned programs. The sides also considered possibilities of cooperation among different law enforcement bodies, reports the Government’s press service.

 

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