Greatest goal is to stop, reverse wheel of emigration, Pashinyan says

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan at the final event of the Armenian Apostolic Church Global Youth Union’s assembly.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan at the final event of the Armenian Apostolic Church Global Youth Union’s assembly.

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan at the final event of the Armenian Apostolic Church Global Youth Union’s assembly.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Catholicos Garegin II attended the final event of the Armenian Apostolic Church Global Youth Union’s assembly on July 9. Four hundred diasporan Armenians from over 20 countries took part in the event, during which Pashinyan addressed the crowd and answered questions. When asked by one of the participants about his administration’s most important goal, Pashinyan said that one of his greatest objectives is repatriation.

“Essentially, the wheel of emigration has been spinning back from the times of the Bagratunis — it has been spinning and spinning,” Pashinyan said. “Our most important goal is not only to stop this wheel but also to reverse it.”

Pashinyan noted that it gave him great joy to see his fellow “brothers and sisters” in Armenia.

“We want you to give this happiness to Armenia more and more often. We want you to be here on the occasion of pilgrimage, without the occasion of pilgrimage, be with your sisters, brothers, parents, relatives, be here long and often,” Pashinyan said. “This is our goal, Armenia is a country which is the fatherland of all of us.”

Armenia’s development is a huge priority for his government, according to Pashinyan.

“There is no other goal, which in my opinion has sense in serving for than the goal that Armenia should be the best place for living in the world legally, economically, politically and socially,” Pashinyan said.

Authors

Discussion Policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged. Though you are fully responsible for the content you post, comments that include profanity, personal attacks or other inappropriate material will not be permitted. Asbarez reserves the right to block users who violate any of our posting standards and policies.

3 Comments

  1. State of Emergency said:

    The natives of Armenia emigrate because they are disgusted of how people treat each other there. The diaspora do not immigrate there because of how they view the emigrate Armenians. All in all, it’s a losing battle. If expat Armenians start to move back in droves then perhaps the diasporan Armenians might follow suit. Until that happens, no change of no wheel will occur.

  2. Hagop said:

    I LOVE THIS GUY (PASHINYAN)!!!! LET’S HOPE WE SEE ALL OF HIS PROPOSED CHANGES HAPPEN SOONER THAN LATER ESPECIALLY RETURNING LAW AND ORDER TO ARMENIA!!!!

  3. Raffi said:

    Pashinyan should calm down and stop going too fast, it’s about building Armenia and not divide the society which can come sooner than expected.

*

Top