Armenian PM calls on Diaspora to take part in building their homeland’s future
Armenian Prime Minister urges not to rely on others and start building homeland’s future through one’s own efforts. “We have no other choice but an imperative to build a good country, a strong and fair Motherland. Time has come for us to turn round and tell ourselves: we can change something only with our own mind and through our efforts.”
In the appeal, published on his Facebook page on Monday, February 27, Karen Karapetyan noted that Armenia and Diaspora were responsible for one another, since they were two parts of a single whole, bound by a chain of common history, destiny and concern for the future. And this responsibility convinces one ‘to unite efforts, multiply the opportunities and straighten our ‘posture and improve the world image.’
The Prime Minister pointed out that throughout 25 years of country’s independence, both, progress and mistakes have been made due to some objective and subjective factors. Karapetyan stresses that in view of Armenia’s geopolitical location and the present-day challenges, they had no right to make new mistakes, that they should be wise and properly use country’s competitive advantages.
“Our wealth today is not determined by oil and gas, but rather by human potential of Armenia, the Diaspora and Artsakh. We are heading towards changes and there is a single clear-cut formula to achieve that goal: a patriotic team, will, reasonable management and programs that will become a driving force for a qualitative change of the entire environment,” he stressed.
The Prime Minister also emphasized that a new management culture was required to achieve all-Armenian goals. For this purpose, he invited the Diaspora managers, arts figures, as well as the compatriots who enjoy international renown in the education and science spheres:
“From this standpoint, the Diaspora is our advantage. Not using the potential of the Diaspora means being self-centered and isolated…I call on you to jointly build the homeland so that we could proudly call ourselves Armenians worldwide.”