President of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) Arayik Harutyounyan today convened a consultation.
Before moving to the agenda, the President made a political statement, stating that even though the official Baku is often making statements supporting escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, nothing can sidetrack the people of Artsakh from the road they have chosen. According to Harutyounyan, in the event of any provocation of the adversary, the Defense Army is ready to get out of the situation with honor and impose peace once again.
The requirements for the structural and particular subdivisions of state bodies and consideration of the government’s draft decision on setting norms for calculating maintenance expenses were on the agenda.
The President informed that the preparation of the draft state budget for the year 2021 is underway. He also touched upon the introduction of a free healthcare system, housing, increase of salaries, personnel policy, the optimization of activities of various state institutions, drop of electricity tariffs, quality and affordable communication, capital construction and other issues. He added that there will also be radical reforms to cut the number of vehicles of state bodies and the maintenance expenses for those vehicles.