YEREVAN. – As far as I understand, the response to our proposal is not negative by specific circles of the public. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated this at the government session today, referring to the issue of slaughterhouses.
The Prime Minister presented their respective proposal once again, and which was also discussed yesterday during the parliament question and answer session.
"We come to an agreement that until July 1, only Yerevan supermarkets and public food facilities in Yerevan shall operate in the strictest conditions," he said, in particular. “In the other places we leave the situation as it was before this regulation; but on condition that the whole republic switches to the new system of slaughterhouse slaughter [of meat animals] as of July 1, and there will be no demonstrations.
If this condition is acceptable to our compatriots who are protesting today, then we will make that decision. [But] if it turns out to be unacceptable, we, by opening those loan programs, must say that the condition is in effect as of today; let it not be acceptable as of today."
The Prime Minister also mentioned that during this period people should be informed about the conditions under which Armenia’s slaughterhouses operate.
Pashinyan reiterated that the final decision will be made at the government meeting on February 6.