President looks at Armenia’s commitments to Council of Europe

President looks at Armenia’s commitments to Council of Europe

Noyan Tapan news agency
20 Oct 04


On 20 October Armenian President Robert Kocharyan chaired a meeting
which looked into how Armenia is fulfilling its commitments to the
Council of Europe.

Opening the meeting, the president said: “I deem it necessary to
elaborate once again on where we are now in terms of honouring our
commitments and endorse a new schedule for their rigorous

Kocharyan said that another big task that remains to be solved is a
package of constitutional reforms connected with a referendum.

The deputy speaker of the Armenian National Assembly, Tigran Torosyan,
spoke about the course and schedule for fulfilling the commitments in
terms of reforming various laws. Speaking about the amendments to the
Electoral Code in particular, the Venice Commission has already given
its opinion which will be taken into account when amending the
code. They also discussed a package of legislative issues, concerning
the reform of the court and legal systems, local municipalities and
territorial administration.

An appropriate schedule for implementing the issues was set up and the
president gave concrete instructions.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress