Armenia, Russia extend agreement regulating voluntary migration

RIA Novosti, Russia
March 10 2004

ARMENIA, RUSSIA EXTEND AGREEMENT REGULATING VOLUNTARY MIGRATION

YEREVAN, MARCH 10. (RIA NOVOSTI CORRESPONDENT HAMLET MATEVOSYAN) -A
protocol on the continued validity of an inter-government agreement
between Armenia and the Russian federation, “On regulating voluntary
migration processes”, of August 29, 1997 was signed in Yerevan by
Minister for Territorial Government and Infrastructure Coordination
Ovik Abraamyan and Russia’s ambassador Anatoly Dryukov in Armenia.

Under the protocol, the sides have agreed to extend the agreement for
another five years, reports the Armenian government public and press
liaison department. The agreement is targeted at creating favourable
conditions for the voluntary migration of Armenian and Russian
citizens, said Gagik Yeganyan, chief of the Armenian government
department for migration and refugees.

It is especially important now, with a notable stream of repatriates,
added Yeganyan.

On instructions from the Armenian government, he continued, a
delegation will go to Russia next week to enlighten Armenian citizens
living in Russia on the essence of the inter-government agreement.

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