YEREVAN. – Hraparak newspaper of Armenia writes: According to our information, by the instruction of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, a classified letter has been sent to all Armenian embassies, which forbade them to from now on accept any kind of present from the representatives of the local Armenian community.
We were told that the embassies had been proposed to submit all of their three-year needs to be financed by the state, so as not to pin hopes on the local Armenian community. The reason seems to be that these Armenians operating in different countries who have somehow assisted our embassies (...) in return have demanded some privileges from the ambassadors (...).
Moreover, until recently there has been a special list of embassy friends whose embassies have been appealing for years for getting financial and other assistance. Now Nikol Pashinyan has decided to abolish this practice (...).
We asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a comment, they said they do not have any information at this time, they will try to find out, say.