President Serzh Sargsyan convened a meeting of the National Security Council
20 / 12 / 2016
Today, President of the republic of Armenia, Chairman of the RA National Security Council Serzh Sargsyan convened a meeting of the National Security Council.
In the framework of the agenda, Minister of Energy Infrastructure and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia Ashot Manukian reported on the draft strategy of the Concept for the Safe Management of the Radioactive Waste and Used Nuclear Fuel in the Republic of Armenia.
The development of the concept stems from the RA national security strategy and is aimed at ensuring a continuous policy for the safe use of nuclear energy based on the international obligations assumed by the Republic of Armenia, safety standards set by the International Atomic Energy Agency, as well as on the best international practices for the safe management of the radioactive waste and used nuclear fuel. The strategy is aimed at the utmost improvement of the management of the radioactive waste and used nuclear fuel in Armenia, development of cooperation with the entities dealing with the radioactive materials, as well as state and local governance bodies.
After the discussions, the President of Armenia stressed the importance of adopting the document and tasked the Prime Minister of Armenia to discuss with the Minister of Energy Infrastructure and Natural Resources and make a proposal on the timetable for the development of the RA Government strategy based on the provisions of the Concept for the Safe Management of the Radioactive Waste and Used Nuclear Fuel in the Republic of Armenia.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian reported to the members of the National Security Council on the issue related to the organization of the Summit of Francophonie in Armenia in 2018 on which he was instructed by the President of Armenia at the working meeting held on December 2. At the meeting of the National Security Council it was decided to create an interagency commission on the preparation activities for the Summit of Francophonie.
The President instructed the government to ensure the development of the action plan for the organization and execution of the Summit of Francophonie and the presentation for the approval of the President of the Republic of Armenia within a month. It was also instructed to create a secretariat on the preliminary activities and execution of Armenia’s presidency at the Organization of Francophonie.
The members of the National Security Council also heard the report of Minister of Labor and Social Issues of the Republic of Armenia Artem Asatrian on the RA Demographic Strategy and the list of events aimed at the implementation of the Strategy (2009-2035), which was approved by the decision N 27 of the Government of Armenia adopted on July 2, 2009, their results and the vision related to the future development of this issue.