ArmInfo. On November 10, Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan received Director General of Austria's National Bureau of Statistics Konrad Pesendorfer.
The press office of the Armenian Government reports that stressing the importance of official statistics in decision-making, the Prime Minister described as effective the cooperation between the national statistics services of Armenia and Austria in both bilateral and multilateral formats. Noting that any platform may go a long way toward boosting professional contacts and promoting exchange of experience, Karen Karapetyan highlighted the assistance provided by the European Union in introducing EU standards in the statistical system of the Republic of Armenia, as well as the ongoing activities under the EU Twinning Program. Thankful for the reception, Konrad Pesendorfer conveyed warm greetings on behalf of the Chancellor of Austria. According to him, long experience of effective cooperation has been built up between statistics services of Armenia and Austria, including in the framework of the Conference of European Statisticians. He pointed out that new toolkit application standards are being developed under the European statistics system in order to create an objective and impartial system of statistics in tune with the development of scientific thought.
Welcoming the planned reforms, the Prime Minister of Armenia said steps are being taken in the direction of modernization of the statistical system in our country. As he said, the NSS of the Republic of Armenia is set the task of being as unbiased and independent as possible in order to win the public's trust by providing reliable information and initial data.
Given the importance of objective statistical data in decision-making, Karen Karapetyan noted the importance of providing feedback during the discussion of statistical data that will allow the stakeholders to understand the likelihood of errors in the processing of initial data and eliminate them if possible.