ARKA News Agency – 09/22/2004

ARKA News Agency
Sept 22 2004

By late September Armenia to present its proposals on Millennium
Challenges program

Nagorno Karabakh does not have price – RA Foreign Minister

Open contest on project of memorable coin dedicated to 90th
anniversary of Armenian Genocide is started

Cinema department to be created in Armenian National Gallery

Representation of Philip Morris Company in Yerevan provides 6.5
million AMD worth humanitarian aid to 400 invalids

Robert Kocharian: Today’s Armenia is an established state

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BY LATE SEPTEMBER ARMENIA TO PRESENT ITS PROPOSALS ON MILLENNIUM
CHALLENGES PROGRAM

YEREVAN, September 22. /ARKA/. By late September Armenia to present
its proposals to the American side on Millennium Challenges program.
As Armenian Government Public and Press Relations Department told
ARKA, this was stated by the Armenian PM Andranik Manukyan during his
meeting with Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of the US
to Armenia His Excellency John Marshall Evans. Margaryan stated that
the Trustee Council of Armenian Program of Foundation Millennium
Challenges made wide discussions of the proposals with business
circles and public organizations of the country. In PM’s opinion,
Armenia tends toward strengthening of positive tendencies recorded in
bilateral relations, especially when new areas of cooperation emerge,
the most important of which is inclusion of Armenia into Millennium
Challenges.
In his turn, the Ambassador added that after approval by the
foundation of the Armenian proposals, there will be new opportunities
for further cooperation.
As it is mentioned in the press release, touching upon the regional
issues, the sides mentioned interests of two nations in establishing
peace, stability and prosperity on the South Caucasus. In this
relation they mentioned the necessity of further enhancement of
Armenian-US economic and political relations attaching importance to
activity of Armenian-US Intergovernmental working group on economic
issues (USATAF).
Armenia was included in 16 countries list which will be assisted by
the US in implementation economic and democratic reforms in the
frames of Millennium Challenges. The list contains mainly African,
Asian, Latin American nations as well as USSR two former republics –
Armenia and Georgia. For the implementation of the program the US
envisages USD 1b and already requested from the US Congress to
allocate additional USD 2.5b for the implementation of the program in
the next year. T.M. -0–

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NAGORNO KARABAKH DOES NOT HAVE PRICE – RA FOREIGN MINISTER

YEREVAN, September 22. /ARKA/. Nagorno Karabakh does not have price
and position of Armenian party cannot be influenced or force it to
soon decision, RA Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian stated today.
According to him, realization of different transport corridors in the
region, exclusion of Armenia will not force the country to make
concessions in Karabakh settlement. `Armenia does not see problems in
opening of railway communication Kars-Gyumri-Akhalkalaki and is ready
to take part in it, however if it will be connected with Karabakh
conflict, we will not take part in the project’, Oskanian said.
The Minister stressed, neither gas-mains nor railways are connected
with settlement of Karabakh conflict and Armenia does not plan to
exchange it on anything. Armenia cannot be threatened and will remain
out of any project if it has to make concessions on Karabakh.
`However, we are ready to participate in different regional
projects’, Oskanian said. L.D. –0 –

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OPEN CONTEST ON PROJECT OF MEMORABLE COIN DEDICATED TO 90TH
ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE IS STARTED

YEREVAN, September 22. /ARKA/. Union of Armenian Jewellers and
Yerevan Jewellery Plant announce open contest on project of memorable
coin dedicated to 90th anniversary of Armenian Genocide. According to
the announcement, the coins must be made of gold, silver or other
metal with 38 or 46 millimeters diameter and 3 millimeters thick.
Besides, the texts on the coin (if there are any) must be written in
Armenian or English. Prize for the best work in 500 thousand AMD,
there are also some second prizes.
The deadline for submission of projects is Nov 15, 2004. L.D. –0 –

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CINEMA DEPARTMENT TO BE CREATED IN ARMENIAN NATIONAL GALLERY

YEREVAN, September 22. /ARKA/. Cinema department will be created in
Armenian National Art Gallery, the Head of Cinema Department of
Washington National Gallery Margaret Parsons stated in Yerevan.
`Cinema department is an integral part of modern gallery’. She
expressed satisfaction that will take part in creation of similar
department in Armenia.
Parsons arrived in Armenia on the invitation of National Art Gallery
of Armenia. L.D. –0 –

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REPRESENTATION OF PHILIP MORRIS COMPANY IN YEREVAN PROVIDES 6.5
MILLION AMD WORTH HUMANITARIAN AID TO 400 INVALIDS

YEREVAN, September 22. /ARKA/. Representation of Philip Morris
Company in Yerevan provided 6.5 million AMD worth humanitarian aid to
400 invalids, the company told ARKA. The action takes place in
cooperation to Armenian Association of Invalids. The invalids
received 5.2 tons of food and 400 packages of bed clothing.
Note the Philip Morris Management Services functions in Armenia about
8 years. L.D. –0 –

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ROBERT KOCHARIAN: TODAY’S ARMENIA IS AN ESTABLISHED STATE

YEREVAN, September 22. /ARKA/. Today’s Armenia is an established
state ever growing tendency of deepening market reforms, democratic
transitions and international integration. This was stated by Robert
Kocharian speaking on the occasion of the 13th Independence of the
Republic of Armenia. According to him, `this choice of our people
brought us to a new domain’. As a result of the implemented systemic
reforms Armenia has experienced obvious progress. Today, Armenia is
defined in terms of sustainable economic growth and regular
implementation of the state budget. It is visible that small and
medium businesses are more active. ` Most of these results are
directed at social sector and the main problem today is the
elimination of poverty. Precise implementation of that program is the
duty of all of us ‘, said Kocharian. The President noted that the
establishment of free, prosperous and powerful Armenia had been a
dream of many generations. ` Our generation got the opportunity to
implement the most decisive phase of that dream and we fulfill that
historic responsibility with honor for the glory of Armenia and our
people ‘, said Kocharian. L.V.–0–

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