ARMENIANS ARE WELCOME IN AJARIA
[01:04 pm] 05 September, 2006
Hrach Silvanian, Armenian Ambassador to Georgia, met with Levan
Varshalomidze, Ajarian Prime Minister in Ajaria during his visit
The Prime Minister informed the Armenian Ambassador that the Ajarian
Autonomous Republic has welcomed 35 thousand Armenian tourists and
they expect that the number of Armenian tourists will still increase
and reach 45 thousand at the end of September. The two parties find
that there is an urgent need to found a consulate in Batumi taking
into consideration the abundant flow of Armenians to Ajaria.
Levan Varshalomidze attached great importance to the involvement of
the Armenian businessmen into Ajarian interior market taking into
account their great experience in agricultural sphere. The two parties
focused on the necessity to enhance bilateral cooperation via working
out mutually beneficial new methods.
The Prime Minister also referred to the problems of the Armenian
church enclosure and restoration of the adjacent territories. Levan
Varshalomidze noted that the Mayor of Batumi will be assigned with
a concrete task on this score.