ArmInfo.Today, on August 19 Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held discussions on the issues related to the Amulsar Mine, the press service of the head of government reports.
The discussion was attended by members of the government, heads of interested departments, members of the Council of Elders of the city of Jermuk, residents of the communities of Gorayk, Zaritap and Jermuk, representatives of educational and health institutions, environmentalists.
The head of government presented the work carried out in the framework of the criminal case under the program of the Amulsar Mine, touched on the opinion of international experts and its analysis. The Prime Minister said that this morning he held a meeting with representatives of government agencies, during which issues related to the Amulsar Mine were discussed.
Then Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan answered a number of questions of the participants.
It should be noted that the discussion with all interested parties on the issue of Amulsar and with the participation of representatives of the Investigative Committee recently ended at the Presidential residence.
To note, after a discussion with the Prime Minister, activists, ecologists and residents of the city of Jermuk, who opposed the exploitation of the Amulsar gold deposit, expressed dissatisfaction with the meeting. A spokesman for the Prime Minister, Vladimir Karapetyan, said in a conversation with reporters that the Prime Minister told the meeting that there is currently no reason for Lydian Armenia to stop operating the Amulsar Gold Mine. Regarding the question whether they see the need for a new examination, Vladimir Karapetyan replied: "At the moment, we see no reason to conduct a new examination." Further, activists in protest decided to block Baghramyan Avenue, many moved to the building of the National Assembly of Armenia. They were going to hold a protest in the National Park, but law enforcement forces blocked their path. "Red berets" pulled in place the brawl took place between the police and the protesters. Law enforcement forces began to drive activists. According to the Police, for the failure to comply with the legal requirements of the police officers, six citizens were detained. Meanwhile, in these minutes in the office of the "Civil Contract" party Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and the Mps of the "My Step" faction held closed discussion.