YEREVAN. – Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Saturday morning visited the Ministry of Defense of Armenia, and he introduced the newly appointed Minister of Defense, Vagharshak Harutyunyan, to the top-ranking officers of the Armed Forces.
Pashinyan thanked outgoing defense minister Davit Tonoyan for his work and wished Harutyunyan success in his future activities as the new defense minister.
"We need to seriously analyze what happened, find out where we went wrong, why we went wrong, and what we need to do to draw conclusions from those mistakes. And, in general, it is obvious that we are facing the need for reforms in the army and the Armed Forces. And it is another question what logic these reforms should be implemented with, what timeframe they should be implemented with, what issues they should address.
It is very important that without damaging the healthy and competitive traditions, the logic in our army and Armed Forces, we be able to build a new logic, a new tactic, a new strategy that will bring success to our army, our Armed Forces because the guarantor of the security of our country is the Armed Forces, it is the army," said the Prime Minister.