Business tycoon’s casino to get $10 million from Armenia’s state budget

  • Gagik Tsarukyan’s proposal to build a 33-meter tall statue of Jesus Christ has been received “positively” by the government, says Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
  • The Armenian government has decided to reimburse Gagik Tsarukyan’s Shangri La casino, after the company owning the casino won an appeal against the Finance Ministry.
  • 10,000 people have applied for Armenian citizenship in the first six months of this year.
  • Members of the Armenian government should start working with their relevant Turkish counterparts to implement agreements, says Pashinyan.