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YEREVAN. – Matters related to the Amulsar gold mine and the Istanbul Convention were discussed Friday at the headquarters of the Civil Contract party. Hovik Aghazaryan, a member of Armenia’s parliamentary majority My Step faction, on Saturday told this to Armenian News-NEWS.am. Aghazaryan added that although he had not participated in this talk, he is aware of the range of matters that were conferred on.

As for the Istanbul Convention, the MP noted that the ruling My Step faction deputies have two opposing views as to whether Armenia should ratify this document. 

Asked what he himself thinks about this convention, Aghazaryan said he believes he is against it.

“By gradually getting familiarized with the convention, it seems to me I’m already against [it] because, in my evaluation, that convention is not a transparent document—as a document, there are ‘bumps’ in it; at the moment, at least I am against it,” he said. “But I will still discuss [it] with my colleagues, and my view may change.”

Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan and MPs of the My Step faction on Friday had a closed discussion at the headquarters of the Civil Contract party.

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