Tigran Avinyan, Deputy Prime Minister, spoke about Amulsar mine during his visit to Georgia, while answering the questions of the Georgian-Armenian community. He particularly said:
I have spoken about Amulsar many times. There is some pillars on which you should lean on, when you try to make any decision as a state or political official. This pillars should be based on existing legislation and constitution. I definitely agree that the mining is not the sector that we should intensively develop and promote in Armenia, but however Armenia as a state has responsibilities and is responsible for each document that has signed and stepping down from its responsibilities is beyond partnership relations not only in my opinion, but also international arbitration courts which possibly can take place. In general we should be conscious in every direction, and environmental problems are priority for us, but making political decisions illegally or customizing legal system or yielding to some pressures is definitely not the style of our government. I would like also to inform you that the campaign against Amulsar is not definite. Of course there are people who are honest and believe that this project is a disaster, but there are also people who are directly connected with some existing mining companies in Armenia and these people invest (at least have invested) a serious amount of money to organize this campaign, otherwise I assure you that you will not hear about Amulsar. Serious investments are needed and a serious campaign should be organized to get this noise which has been done intensively since 2016-2017. I think our position is very balanced, regarding standards we are strictly follow all the processes which took place in Amulsar and in general we keep in our focus all the mines where, I assure you, the situation is much more worse than in Amulsar which is not operating yet.