ArmInfo. On July 31, Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan introduced the newly appointed Minister Romanos Petrosyan at the RA Ministry of Nature Protection.
Expressing gratitude to Petrosyan's predecessor, Erik Grigoryan, and noting his contribution to the environmental sector, the Prime Minister stressed that the government's activities are based on the principle of "green Armenia", that is, a country that meets high environmental requirements. In this regard, he pointed out the importance of a balanced approach in the environmental sector, which would not contradict the issues of ecology and industrial development.
Pashinyan acknowledged that there are serious environmental problems in Armenia, ranging from uncontrolled accumulations of garbage to the situation with Sevan. As the head of the Cabinet of Ministers put it, an ecological disaster can be found in Sevan practically at every step of the way. This and other environmental problems, as it was emphasized, have been developing over the decades, and their solution is an important task, especially given that the environment plays an important role, including in terms of the country's economic and tourist image. Pashinyan also spoke about the final stage of developing a strategy until 2050, which, among other things, involves doubling forest areas.
To note, earlier Romanos Petrosyan held the post of the governor of the Kotayk region of the Republic of Armenia.