by Ashot Safaryan
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan stresses the need to thoroughly explain the core of the pension reforms to the citizens to avoid public protests.
At the Jan 24 meeting at the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Serzh Sargsyan said that many citizens have no idea of the nature and goals of the ongoing reforms. This is why they protest against these reforms, he said.
"I am convinced that the pension reform is the complex of programs to be considered a historic breakthrough in the future. The measures we are taking today will enjoy respect and gratitude in the years to come. Maybe we won't see the results of these reforms; nevertheless, we are sure today that these reforms are needed. One should only be patient and thoroughly explain our goals and intentions to the people", Sargsyan said.
"We give high priority to creation of new jobs. This year we will launch several enterprises, which are of much importance to our economy", said the President.