ArmInfo. On December 11, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received the World Bank Regional Director Sebastian Molineus. The meeting was also attended by the head of the WB Armenian office, Silvi Bosutkho.
According to the Prime Minister's press service, Pashinyan praised the cooperation with the World Bank. He emphasized that the framework of cooperation with the WB is completely consistent with the priorities of the RA government and its vision of the development of the republic.
According to him, in 2019, the Armenian economy recorded real growth and achievements, as evidenced by indicators. This, as Pashinyan noted, creates good conditions for a wider continuation of the initiated reforms. The head of government noted the importance of cooperation with the WB in the context of ensuring economic growth, conducting tax reforms to stimulate economic initiatives and creating opportunities for the development of SMEs.
The World Bank Regional Director for the South Caucasus, in turn, thanked for the effective cooperation. He confirmed the readiness of the WB to continue mutually beneficial cooperation with the RA. In this context, he turned to the budget assistance program "Development Policy for the Governance of Armenia" (DPO), which was approved by the World Bank Council in November this year. Within the framework of the program, the WB will continue to provide technical and financial assistance aimed at the development of various areas in the Republic of Armenia.
The interlocutors exchanged views on current joint programs, as well as on the prospects for expanding cooperation. They touched, in particular, the possibilities of interaction in the direction of implementing programs aimed at economic growth, tourism development, ICT, reforms in the fields of transport, infrastructure, justice, education and health.