Earlier, Armenia’s Minister of Transport and Communication Manuk Vardanyan came out and spoke to Yerevan traders who had gathered in front of the Armenian government building protesting the doubling of customs duties they’re required to pay on imported goods.
“If you have an issue with me, I’m ready,” said the minister, adding that he has already received the protestors’ letter with the signature of three authorized people.
“I’m going to see the prime minister, for consultation. I’ll return in an hour,” Vardanyan said, informing protestors that they will be informed of the outcome of the consultation.
As told to Epress.am by demonstrator Gevorg Saroyan, traders have been informed that participating in the consultation with the prime minister also are the president of an international cargo transportation company, as well as representatives of other freight shipping companies.