Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   22 March

Pashinyan highlights reduction of mining industry output in the total volume of exports

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 12, ARMENPRESS. Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan sees a necessity to reduce the output of mining industry in the total volume of exports. At the same time he emphasizes the necessity for mining industries to meet the strictest environmental standards, ARMENPRESS reports Pashinyan said at the National Assembly.

Nikol Pashinyan noted that today agriculture and mining industry are the leading branches of the Armenian economy. “Our vision is the following – the volume of mining industry output should significantly decline in the total volume of the Armenian exports. The export of high-tech output should increase”, he said.

Pashinyan also noted that there is no country in the world that has no mining industry, but they are brought to the highest standards not to jeopardize the health of the public. He noted that reasonable use of minerals is beneficial for the country.

Edited and translated by Tigran Sirekanyan

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