ArmInfo.Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan answered the accusations of the former head of the environmental inspection Artur Grigoryan about lobbying Lydian Armenia's interests.
Yesterday, the former head of the environmental inspection Artur Grigoryan wrote that the main lobbyists for the development of Amulsar in the government are Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan and the head of the office of the Prime Minister of Armenia Eduard Aghajanyan. Grigoryan accused them of putting pressure on the prime minister to invalidate the inspection reports issued by the environmental inspectorate. Grigoryan stressed that the results of the examination conducted by the Lebanese company ELARD are fictitious and all this time the citizens of the country were misled, which is explained by the usual corruption scheme. According to him, Avinyan and Agadzhanyan wanted to solve the problem of opening the roads of Amulsar with his help, and when this attempt failed, lobbying began to annul the inspection act adopted by the Inspection body. Grigoryan explained his silence by the fact that he has passed a common political path with those persons. However, after Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's speech yesterday, he no longer intends to be silent.
"From the publication of Grigoryan, people may get the impression that he is an impartial person who has become a victim of various intrigues, although the reality is much simpler," Tigran Avinyan wrote on his Facebook page.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, for the short period that Grigoryan served as head of the environmental inspection, he did not demonstrate the necessary competence, "he appeared to be a person who does not have the necessary professional knowledge and skills." Most importantly, according to Avinyan, he could not assume the role of an impartial arbitrator, which is required of a person holding this important position. "Due to the mistake and" senseless stubbornness of Grigoryan, "Lydian Armenia filed a lawsuit, which is currently under consideration," Avinyan noted. As for allegations of corruption in the government, according to Avinyan, they are so ridiculous and baseless that he does not even want to comment on them. "Today we found out that Mr. Grigoryan is also a visionary, since he claims that he knew about the decision on Amulsar eight months ago. And this despite the fact that the ELARD results were recently announced, and the government has not even announced the final decision. In the end, the question arises, if Grigoryan knew about the final decision, then why he was silent about this for eight months, "Avinyan noted. The Deputy Prime Minister noted that he would touch upon the examination and the issue of arbitration on the development program of the Amulsar field later.