President Vahagn Khachaturyan attended the panel discussion within the framework of the UN Food Systems Summit
As part of his working visit to Italy, the President of the Republic of Armenia Vahagn Khachaturyan attended the panel discussion within the framework of the UN Food Systems Summit.
The President specifically stated, "We live in the 21st century, however, the issues remain the same. Today we are facing a most serious problem. Each of us has our share of responsibility. It does not matter whether the country is powerful or not, whether it is one person or a nation. Now we bear the responsibility for this situation and we are trying to find solutions, and these solutions are also voiced in the speeches made here.
We all have our own solutions to problems. There is more water in one country than in another, more mountains than in another. Each of us has pictures of the solution to problems in our own way. Armenia is one of the countries that have more mountains than arable lands, but this does not mean that there is a food problem in our country. On the contrary, our history shows that we have tried to resolve the issues related to food security for thousands of years and we have succeeded in it.
Our main agricultural development programs are aimed at business participation, in other words, we have created an economic and financial system where business and the agricultural sector have certain tax privileges, and most importantly, they are aimed at ensuring modern high-tech agriculture. We have such investments in animal husbandry and we are still discussing with experts which branch of agriculture we should develop."
In his speech, President Khachaturyan also touched upon the worsening humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and noted that we are dealing with a unique manifestation of threats to food security where the issue is not the shortage of food, but the delivery of food to people who need it. In this context, the President noted that in any conflict or war situation, actions against fundamental human rights and freedoms and high values of humanism are unacceptable.