BAKU: Armenian PM Meets Georgian Leadership

Baku Today, Azerbaijan
July 26 2005

Armenian PM Meets Georgian Leadership

26/07/2005 09:56

Visiting Armenian Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan met with Georgian
President Mikheil Saakashvili and Parliamentary Chairperson Nino
Burjanadze on July 25 in Tbilisi.

Margaryan said after talks with Burjanadze that bilateral economic
cooperation and joint measure for social rehabilitation projects in
Armenian-populated Samtskhe-Javakheti region in southern Georgia were
discussed.

`In the course of this year USD 350,000 was already transferred [for
projects in Samtskhe-Javakheti] from the Armenian state budget,’
Margaryan told reporters. The funds were designed for construction of
schools and equipment.

Nino Burjanadze told reporters after talks that the Armenian PM
requested the Georgian side to speed up working over the issues
related with the ownership of the several churches in Javakheti and
in Tbilisi which are disputed between Armenian Apostolic and Georgian
Orthodox Churches.

Armenian Prime Minister, who arrived in Georgian on July 24 has
already visited Samtskhe-Javakheti region and met with his Georgian
counterpart Zurab Nogaideli.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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