The concept of “disaster zone” still has not been eliminated, 30 years after the earthquake.
Armenia’s Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Friday stated the aforementioned in Gyumri, the second largest city of the country, at the event devoted to the 30th anniversary of the quake that hit the northern regions of the country—including Gyumri.
“[But] the biggest damage caused by the disaster was the destructions that occurred in the souls of the people,” he added, in particular. “When we say ‘disaster zone,’ we should first of all take into consideration to what extent the people’s confidence in their own strengths is restored.
“I’m convinced that the processes taking place in Armenia serve this objective, first of all.
“Our greatest task is to surmount this psychological disaster. I’m convinced that today, we are confidently walking along that ‘road.’
“Everything will be all right!”