YEREVAN. – Friday morning, Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan visited the Ministry of Environment, where he introduced the newly appointed minister, Romanos Petrosyan, to the staff of the ministry.
"I want to congratulate Romanos Petrosyan on his appointment to this accountable position. He has carried out a quite effective job in the position of provincial governor of Kotayk. I want to express a conviction that his activity as a minister will be more effective.
Our task is to find that balanced, correct approach that will try to find a solution to the existing contradiction between civilization and nature.
The concept of 'green Armenia' is placed at the heart of the Armenian government's program; that is, we imagine Armenia as a country that meets the highest modern environmental standards, and we have huge challenges in this domain. And we need to be able to make our livelihoods and our mining industry reach the standards I'm talking about.
To say that we should give up the use of natural resources altogether is unreasonable, it’s not possible. On the other hand, we cannot follow the path of natural disasters," Pashinyan said, in particular.