Armenian Premier Attaches Importance To Agricultural Development


March 26, 2009

YEREVAN, March 26. /ARKA/. At yesterday’s discussion of agricultural
problems, RA Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan pointed out the high
importance of developing the Armenian agricultural sector amid the
global crisis.

The RA Government’s press service reports that the Premier stressed
the importance of preparations for the spring sowing season.

Premier Sargsyan stressed the agriculture is one of the most important
sectors of the Armenian economy, which is in the highlight amid the
global crisis. He pointed out the necessity for measures to ensure
investment in the agricultural sector, support processing enterprises,
which, in turn, will facilitate the creation of jobs.

RA Minister of Agriculture Aramais Grigoryan informed the participants
of the preparatory work for the spring sowing season. The Governors of
the Armenian regions reported on the work carried out in the regions
and put disturbing questions to Minister Grigoryan.

The participants discussed the measures taken to temper the
impact of the global financial and economic crisis, supporting the
highland communities, providing the highland communities with seeds,
fertilizers, irrigation water, farming equipment. The meeting also
discussed problems of spring floods.

Summing up the results, premier Sargsyan stressed the importance of
realizing the agricultural targets set for this year.

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