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The World Bank is ready to continue assisting the RA government

Politics

12 September, 15:24

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received the Vice President of Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank Anna Burden, and the delegation headed by her.

The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of the RA-WB partnership, the 30th anniversary of which is coming to an end in September this year, and within the framework of which projects aimed at the development of the economy are implemented in our country, both in the public and private sectors. Nikol Pashinyan noted that reforms in the fields of education, infrastructure, management, and digitization are among the priorities of the RA government's plan, and the World Bank is one of Armenia's essential partners in their successful implementation.

The WB Vice President thanked the RA Prime Minister for his high evaluation and congratulated him on the 30th anniversary of the mutually beneficial partnership. Anna Burden referred to the joint programs, effectively evaluating their progress and the contribution they brought to the economic progress of our country. He noted that WB is ready to continue assisting the RA government in implementing the priorities outlined in the action plan.

The interlocutors expressed satisfaction with the work done within the framework of the bilateral partnership and exchanged thoughts on its development prospects. Cooperation in education, infrastructure, judicial, digitalization, healthcare, public administration, and other directions was emphasized on both sides. The need for institutional capacity building and human capital development programs was noted.

The Prime Minister emphasized the priority of reforming the education sector because human capital is the most critical resource, and education is the basis for the success of any reform. According to Nikol Pashinyan, this vision is the basis of the Government's plan, in the direction of which the executive is consistently moving forward. In the context of successful reforms, the Head of the Government also emphasized the programs to strengthen institutional capacities, from the judiciary to public administration.

Prime Minister Pashinyan expressed his gratitude to the World Bank and the WB Armenia Office for their effective partnership and reaffirmed the Government's readiness to develop and enrich it with initiatives of mutual interest.