YEREVAN. – Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Saturday morning visited the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia, and he introduced the newly appointed minister, Andranik Piloyan, to the ministry staff.
Pashinyan thanked outgoing minister Feliks Tsolakyan for his work don in this capacity, and he wished newly appointed Minister Piloyan success in his future activities in this position.
In his remarks, the Prime Minister noted that this field and the nature of its work are completely new for Andranik Piloyan, as he is being transferred to the Ministry of Emergency Situations from the army. "But, in fact, the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Rescue Service are also part of our Armed Forces, and in that sense we can say that the change is not so great, and there is similar work to be done at the Ministry of Emergency Situations," he added.
Pashinyan emphasized that the units of the Ministry of Emergency Situations played a very active role during the recent Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) war, thanked them for that role, and added: "I consider it important also that the Rescue Service—in general, the Ministry of Emergency Situations—will further develop, also taking into account our new challenges that have emerged, our new needs—of course, relying on everything that has existed effectively up to this point."