April 26 2004
KOCHARIAN ATTENDS AZNAVOUR CONCERT, TO MEET WITH CHIRAC AND LEAVE FOR
PARIS, APRIL 26, ARMENPRESS: An Armenian delegation, led by
president Robert Kocharian, arrived on April 25 in Paris and on the
same day the president and his spouse, Mrs. Bella Kocharian attended
one of farewell concerts of famous singer Charles Aznavour at Paris
Palais de Congres. The concert was one of a series of 25 concerts
which Aznavour has planned to perform to celebrate his 80-th birth
anniversary on May 22. The packed house greeted the Armenian
president . Charles Aznavour thanked the Armenian president for
accepting his invitation and announced that he dedicated the concert
to Armenia and especially to its younger generation. The proceeds
from the concert, which amount to around $250,000, will be
transferred to Aznavour pour l’Armenie Foundation for implementation
of its charity programs in Armenia.
The same day president Kocharian met with the director general of
UNESCO Koshiru Matsura, who was also present at Aznavour’s concert.
Today Kocharian is scheduled to meet with president Jacques Chirac.
On April 27 the Armenian delegation is leaving for Warsaw to
participate in World Economic Forum, where Kocharian is scheduled to
meet, apart from Polish and Georgian presidents, also with his
Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev to discuss the Karabagh