STEPANAKERT (RFE/RL) — Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called for concentration of the pan-Armenian potential for the realization of long-term strategic goals of the nation as he addressed thousands of people in the central square here on Monday, August 5.
Pashinyan several times sought to emphasize the unity of different parts of the Armenian people, including the people of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, in the realization of pan-Armenian goals.
At the rally, the popular head of the Armenian government who came to power as the leader of nationwide protests in the spring of 2018 also laid out what he described as a long-term strategic vision of goals of the Armenian government until 2050.
According to this vision, in the next three decades Armenia’s population should grow from the current 3 million to at least 5 million people.
“Our goal is to create 1.5 million jobs, provide employment for 2.5 million, stamp out poverty and turn Armenia into an industrial country,” Pashinyan stressed.
In the indicated period Pashinyan sees Armenia’s gross domestic product increasing 15 times, average salaries rising seven times, and funding for medicine, education and science growing 20 times.