Task group set by Armenian PM to work at strengthening state-church relations

11/02/2019 12:51

Task group set by Armenian PM to work at strengthening state-church relations


Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a decree on January 29 on creation of a task group that will deal with the state-church relations.

The group is led by head of PM’s staff Eduard Aghajanyan and consists of government and church representatives.

Asked about the aim and nature of activity of the group government press service informed Aysor.am that "As far as according to the Article 18 of the Armenian Constitution, the Republic of Armenia recognizes the exclusive mission of the Armenian Apostolic Church in the spiritual life of the Armenian people, its national cultural development and preservation of national identity, besides the state –church relations are regulated by the law, the task group has been created for operative discussion of the issues that may raise.

“The task group will have authorities to present proposals, consult and come up with different initiatives aimed at strengthening state-church relations,” the response of the government’s press service reads.

Earlier speaking to Aysor.am, Holy See press service responsible Rev. Vahram Melikyan said that the task group has been formed as a result of discussion between Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Armenian PM.


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