ArmInfo.One of the main factors for attracting investment is the eradication of corruption. This was stated by the head of the Armenian government Nikol Pashinyan in the National Assembly of Armenia on September 12, answering the question of the MP of the National Assembly from the Republican Party faction Karine Achimyan.
The deputy asked the Prime Minister how the investments would be attracted with constant threats from the authorities and disclosure of bank secrecy.
In response, Nikol Pashinyan stressed that the government is taking measures to eliminate oligopolies, corruption, both in the system public administration, and in the judicial system. "In June, the growth of economic activity in the country was 9%, in July - more than 11%, which is a good indicator," the prime minister said. He also pointed to a 35% rise in property prices and an increase in the assets of the banking system of the country by $ 100 million. Nikol Pashinyan stressed that the GDP growth rates in April-May of this year turned out to be smaller, which was largely facilitated by the export of capital by the representatives of the Republican party.
Answering a question on disclosing bank secrecy, the Prime Minister applied this to the brother of the third president of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, Sashik Sargsyan. He again noted that only $ 30 million belonging to Sashik Sargsyan was arrested in one bank in Armenia. "I will keep silent about accounts in the other banks of this person, referring to banking secrecy," said Nikol Pashinyan.
As for the well-known statement by Russian businessman of Armenian origin Ruben Vardanyan that the business likes stability and silence, the Prime Minister stressed that he respects the businessman. The meeting and remarks of Ruben Vardanyan proved to be very useful and will be taken into account in the further activities of the government.
Recall that the well-known entrepreneur and philanthropist Ruben Vardanyan at a meeting with the Prime Minister raised the issue regarding the situation in Armenia, stressing that the business likes stability, predictability, silence. In response, ashinyan expressed surprise at the fact that from time to time the issue of instability in Armenia is raised. "There was a revolution in Armenia and stability was not broken for one minute." What is unpredictable here? You want me to call myself a monarch, a posthumous monarch, that everyone should say: "How well, we have stability!", The prime minister asks.