Armenian PM, US and UK ambassadors discuss Amulsar gold mine project Armenian PM, US and UK ambassadors discuss Amulsar gold mine project
/Sept 12/

YEREVAN- Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received on Wednesday US and UK ambassadors to Armenia Richard Mills and Judith Farnworth, the press service of the government reported.

During the meeting of the party have discussed cooperation in various fields and prospects for its development, implementation of joint programs, including the Amulsar gold mine project and the activities of Lydian International company.

Armenian PM clarifies his stance on Amulsar gold mine
/Sept 15/MediaMax/

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has clarified his view on how Lydian International can continue building and operating the Amulsar gold mine in Armenia.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received Lydian International’s Chairman of the Board Gordon Wylie and Board Member Gillian Davidson in Paris on September 14 on the margins of his working visit to France.

At the request of Armenian press, the Prime Minister has touched on his meeting with top managers from Lydian International that took place in Paris on September 14.

 “I told Lydian representatives that our final stance will be based on facts. When I was in Jermuk in the summer, I suggested the company to cooperate and come to a conclusion together, but unfortunately, they refused our offer and we had to go in a different direction. We need indisputable assessment from a globally respected organization,” said Pashinyan.

According to the head of the government, the most important part of the issue is the possible threat which the gold mine might pose for the natural water resources of Sevan and Jermuk.

 “We have neither positive nor negative answers about that. If an international expertise reveals there are no threats, we will agree to operation of Amulsar mine, taking into account current situation and the massive investment the company has made. In case the assessment reveals any threats, we will have to look for other options,” concluded the Prime Minister.