Populations Needs to Trust Authorities Says Kocharian

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The extended session of the Board of the Republican Prosecutor’s Office on Monday–attended by Prime Minister Robert Kocharian–discussed the results of the work of the Prosecutor’s Office in the first half of 1997.

In his address Kocharian pointed out that normal economic development called for a favorable legal field–a relevant legislative basis and co-ordinated activities of the law enforcement agencies. Highlighting the importance of raising the responsibility of law enforcement agencies–he stressed that although there was some progress in that direction–the situation could not be considered satisfactory.

Law enforcement agencies–especially–have a lot to do in ensuring legality–dealing with crime and defending human rights. Demanding real work from law enforcement agencies–Kocharian said that understanding the current difficulties–people at the same time voice their discontent over the lack of mere justice.

According to Kocharian–rather large funds are needed to improve the economy–while no capital investment is needed to ensure justice. Kocharian stressed that progress is impossible as long as people mistrust their authorities and fail to understand their action.

The session was attended by Supreme Court Chairman Tariel Barseghian–Interior and National Security Minister Serge Sargssian–Minister of Justice Marat Alexanian.

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