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The defense budget for 2022 is 11% more as compared to the plan for 2021, amounting to more than 345 billion drams (approx. $US725 million). Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated about this during the debates on the 2022 draft state budget at Monday’s joint meeting of the standing committees of the parliament of Armenia.

Pashinyan added as follows: "We will consistently move on the road to creating a professional army. But we will do it smoothly, with thoughtful steps, step by step increasing the appeal of military service, improving the image of [military] officers and officers’ service, developing and improving the defense doctrine of Armenia.

In the new security environment, the protection of our country's borders remains a top priority, and we have set a task to carry out the border protection function more and more every year through the border troops—having in perspective the vision of carrying out a service of only the border troops on our borders.

The withdrawal of the units of the Azerbaijani armed forces from the territory of Armenia—in particular, from the Sotk-Khoznavar sector—, and the launch of the delimitation and demarcation process on the borders of Armenian and Azerbaijani will create favorable conditions for resolving this issue."

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