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A while ago, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan ended his meeting with deputies of the My Step faction of the National Assembly. The meeting was devoted to the operation of the Amulsar gold mine.

After the meeting, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Alen Simonyan told journalists that the Prime Minister had presented the results of the meeting he had this morning. “I think the Prime Minister will make a live statement during the day,” he said.

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Monday met with Jermuk town residents—and at the official residence of the President of Armenia, to discuss the matter of whether the Amulsar gold mine should resume operations. At the same time, however, a protest was staged outside this residence—and against the exploitation of this mine.

As reported earlier, the Investigative Committee of Armenia has publicized the results of the comprehensive audit report which was commissioned to the Advanced Resources Development (ELARD) Lebanese consultancy firm, and regarding any likelihood of environmental risks from the exploitation of the Amulsar gold-bearing quartzite mine of Armenia.

And as a result of this audit report, 16 points were noted in its conclusion, and which, if maintained, would make this mine’s environmental risks manageable.

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