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Azerbaijan does not fulfill its obligations. Nikol Pashinyan

29.04.2021

During the government session, Acting Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, said that Azerbaijan was not fulfilling its obligations regarding the return of Armenian captives and other detainees. He stated that this fact has already become an issue on the international agenda.

“Yesterday, the European Union issued a statement very late in the evening, in which it recorded a very specific, very targeted statement that Azerbaijan should return all the captives, regardless of the specific circumstances of their captivity. This is a very important statement, and I consider it important that this statement refers to the processes taking place in the ECHR, which, in fact, adds a legal component to the political statement,” Pashinyan said.

Nikol Pashinyan also noted that the recent international activity on the issue of the captives increases the optimism that there will be concrete results in this issue.

The members of the government also discussed the epidemic situation in the country, emphasizing the importance of the vaccination process against coronavirus.

“We now, thank God, have a great potential for vaccination, but we face a problem that this potential is not realized in the right amount and scale, which causes certain risks,” said the Acting Prime Minister.

What opportunities do citizens have to be vaccinated? How to use them? The details were presented by the Acting Minister of Health Anahit Avanesyan.

“Dear citizens, regardless of the place you are attached to, you can register at your preferred polyclinic and get the vaccine. From next week we will have mobile teams, which will be located in busy parts of the city and bring one step closer to the possibility of vaccinating our citizens. I was vaccinated yesterday, and Mr. Avinyan, as well. I feel very well, I hope this example will be contagious,” said the Acting Prime Minister.

Armenia will soon import a vaccine from China, as well. Nikol Pashinyan emphasized that if any vaccine poses a threat to the lives of citizens, the government will not accept it.

I think it is very important that all the voices that start a campaign against vaccines be silenced. Mr. Kerobyan, the business must also be involved, so that this process can be carried out at a proper level. Mr. Harutyunyan, I think that the vaccination process should be carried out in the Armed Forces as well, in state bodies in general, we must assume that leadership.” said the Acting Prime Minister.

Cannabis production will be allowed in Armenia. Import, export and wholesale trade will be allowed under the relevant license. It will be forbidden to use it as a drug.

“A rather serious control system is envisaged to prevent the production of industrial cannabis, as well as its export, import and wholesale trade in the field of opium. And that control will be carried out by the inspection bodies, in particular, the involvement of the police in the process is supposed,” said the Acting Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan.

According to Tigran Avinyan, high state duty rates are envisaged for this activity, taking into account the amount of profitability. According to the draft regulations, production will be allowed only in closed areas.