Oct 24 2004
Armenian president meets with Armenian community in Tbilisi
TBILISI, October 24 (Itar-Tass) — Armenian President Robert
Kocharyan, currently in Georgia on an official visit, met with
representatives of the Armenian community in Tbilisi on Sunday.
The meeting was held behind closed doors. `Robert Kocharyan is
satisfied with results of the visit and the state of bilateral
relations,’ Van Baiburt, co-leader of the Armenian community in
Georgia and Georgian parliament member, said after the meeting.
`We discussed problems of the Armenian community in Georgia, which
Armenia can help to resolve, including the delivery of textbooks for
Armenian schools,’ he noted. Bilateral trade, economic and cultural
cooperation was discussed, as well.
Armenians make 5.6% of the Georgian population. According to the
population census of 2002, Georgia has 4.44 million population, 84%
of them Georgians, 6.5% Azerbaijanis and 1.5% Russians. Georgia has
Georgian, Armenian, Russian and Azerbaijani schools.