Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   24 March

Gas tariff will not be raised, reiterates Pashinyan

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 13, ARMENPRESS. The gas tariff for consumers in Armenia will not be raised in 2019. The government has put a task of optimization of the Gazprom Armenia company and the system, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in parliament in response to opposition MP Arman Babajanyan’s question.

“I have very clearly stated that the gas price will not be raised. The state is not buying gas, it is Gazprom Armenia that buys it. It is another matter as to at what price it is buying it. And the state deals with consumers. And we have said that the gas tariff will not be increased this year. And our negotiations concern the protection of our interests,” Pashinyan said.

The PM said repeated that this topic requires discussions on the Armenian-Russian relations arena, as well as within the EEU.

The PM assured that the government will make these discussions and will protect Armenia’s interests.

“We are putting a task in the direction of optimization and raising efficiency of Gazprom Armenia and this system. And we must work in this direction,” he said.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan


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