Huge reforms are taking place in Armenian military, says Pashinyan


YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 24, ARMENPRESS. Huge reforms are underway in the Armenian military, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has said.

The prime minister was asked at an online press conference by a citizen why Armenia wasn’t using the Swiss military model, or that of any other developed country, in its armed forces.

“Huge reforms are taking place in the Armenian Armed Forces,” Pashinyan replied. “The reforms are taking place by studying international experience, among others.”

He mentioned the certification procedure for servicemembers, which enables them to raise the salary of those passing the tests.

Pashinyan also mentioned the 24-day training program for military reservists, which in some sense is aimed at advancing towards the model of the Switzerland military.

“…We want the society to be sure that if the state has entrusted someone the country’s security, then those servicemembers are capable of bearing that responsibility.”