Tuesday, November 7 2017 17:01

Karen Karapetyan: Struggle with corruption is one of the basic issues of Armenian Government

Karen Karapetyan: Struggle with corruption is one of the basic issues  of Armenian Government

ArmInfo. Prime Minister of  Armenia Karen Karapetyan on November 7 received the co reporters of  Monitoring Commission of PACE in Armenia Alan Mill and Giuseppe  Galati .

According to the press service of the Government, the Prime Minister  noted the importance of periodic visits of co-rapporteurs to Armenia,  which allow discussing current reforms in the country and the process  of fulfilling the obligations of the RA. "From the very beginning of  its membership in the PACE, Armenia has been involved in the work of  various CoE bodies, we appreciate our cooperation and are grateful to  the Council of Europe for expert support, including in the  development of a package of legislative reforms." I think Armenia has  gone a long way in fulfilling its commitments, as evidenced by the  results of monitoring conducted by the Cabinet of Ministers of the  CoE, "Karapetyan said.

In turn, PACE co-reporters Alan Mill and Giusepe Galatti agreed that  Armenia has come a long way and noted that after the nationwide  elections the country has entered a new stage of change.

The meeting discussed issues related to constitutional reforms,  electoral processes, and the fight against corruption. Karen  Karapetyan presented the works performed and performed, in the  direction of democratization of the country. The Prime Minister noted  that the fight against corruption is at the center of the  government's attention, and in addition to concrete steps to reduce  corruption risks, a number of achievements were also noted in the  development of anti-corruption laws.

As part of the fight against corruption, the head of government  underlined the substantial cooperation with the Group of States  against Corruption and the Anti-Money Laundering Committee. Karen  Karapetyan also said that at the moment the strategy and the plan of  judicial and legal reforms of the Republic of Armenia for 2018-2023  are being developed.

The Prime Minister also referred to the opportunities for economic  cooperation with various integration associations and individual  countries, spoke about improving the business environment, promoting  investment policy. "Our main goal is to provide every investor, both  local and foreign, with all the necessary conditions for its  activities.We pay special attention to the business environment and  note that we have positive results over the past year, but at the  same time we realize, that we have some weaknesses, but we are  working to eliminate them, "Karapetyan said.

PACE co-reporters welcomed the reforms implemented by the Armenian  Government in various fields.  "First of all, we can say thank you  for the worthy and serious approach your country is showing to  refugees from Syria, many other nations can take an example from  you." On behalf of the Council of Europe, we are grateful to you for  the work done by Armenian diplomats, as well as for your work. We can  assure you that we will continue to assist you so that you do not  slow down and build Armenia of your dreams in the near future, "Alan  Mill stated.  In his turn, the Prime Minister assured: "Our relations  with the Council of Europe will continue to deepen in accordance with  our political commitments.The implementation of these  responsibilities will contribute to the expansion of democracy, human  rights and fundamental freedoms in the country as a sustainable  component of security and development.

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