Army locomotive for state – Armenia’s defense minister

20:46 • 05.10.16



At a question hour in Armenia’s Parliament, Levon Martirosyan, inquired of Armenia’s newly appointed Minister of Defense Vigen Sargsyan about his view of further development of Armenia’s defense sector.

“Of course, tell us about the steps you can publicly discuss,” he said.

Mr Sargsyan noted that the government program will contain a detailed view and defense projects, and, at the cabinet meeting, he could present the priorities of the Armenian army during 25 years, based on the view of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief and of the premier.

“January 28 will mark the 25th anniversary of the Armenian army, and our task is a transition from army construction to an army-nation. Given the situation in our state and in the entire region, it is clear that a large army is part of reality,” Minister Vigen Sargsyan said.

He points out a need to spare no effort for the army to turn into a locomotive for the state and economy.

“It means a need for involvement of not only the military personnel, but also all the entities proposing army-related programs: research, economic, industrial and so on. In that case, the army will be a solution rather than a problem,” Mr Vigen Sargsyan said.

Another important component is that, beside becoming a mirror of society, the army will also be a school to shape society.

“That is, a demobilized man must be a better patriot, a better trained and educated, and much stronger than a conscript. It will be our mission because, in cooperation with our national assembly, we have to take practical steps to enforce our laws,” the minister said.





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