Pashinyan: Monthly meetings with citizens should be ‘regular practice’

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Thursday asked the cabinet to adopt the regular practice of organizing monthly meetings with citizens.

“The ministers, regional governors and heads of government institutions should receive citizens in person,” he told the members of the executive.

Pashinyan also pointed to an unprecedented increase in the number of letters and appeals since his appointment to office on May 8. “We have a problem in terms of making the procedures of processing those letters more effective. My request and recommendation to the ministers, heads of different government agencies, regional governors and independent bodies, and the acting mayor of Yerevan is to organize the reception of citizens in person,” he added.

Pashinyan also called for a proper attention to the letters received, urging the cabinet members to thoroughly consider, and respond to, each of them within reasonable timeframes.