By Emil Danielyan, Elina Chilingarian
YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Serj Tankian, renowned American-Armenian musician, on Monday, called for boosting the rule of law and combating corruption in Armenia, saying that is key to addressing the country’s fundamental problems.
Speaking after his latest solo concert in Yerevan, the lead singer of the California-based band System of a Down also criticized a controversial mining project fiercely opposed by local environment protection groups.
He at the same time emphasized his belief that Armenia has done “pretty well” since gaining independence two decades ago.
“I think we need to establish the rule of law in this country,” Tankian told a public discussion organized by the Civilitas Foundation, a Yerevan think-tank, and the local office of Counterpart International, a US civic development agency.