President Kocharyan Met With Students

A1 Plus | 20:28:27 | 10-03-2004 | Politics |


On Wednesday, speaking before students at Yerevan State University,
president Kocharyan said 19-percent economic growth is recorded in Armenia,
Azatutyun radio station reports.

He intends to continue his presidency under “welfare for citizens” banner.

Answering the questions the students put to him, Kocharyan said he found the
new bill on military service is too premature, as universities’ system
legislative field is still put in order.

It should be reminded that the government-proposed bill has sparked vigorous
protest from students and as a result been withdrawn from the National
Assembly floor.

Kocharyan said he backed the idea of compulsory national service for all
young men, including his two sons.

Answering the question about Armenia’s external debt, the president said
there are no reasons to worry.