LANGUAGE – ONE OF JAVAKHK’S PROBLEMS
25.11.2006 15:37 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Lack of knowledge of the Georgian language is one of
the major problems of the Armenians of Samtskhe Javakhetia. According
to the new Georgian legislation people not knowing the Georgian
language cannot serve in executive power bodies, RA Prime Minister’s
advisor Stepan Margaryan said in Yerevan.
In his words, 95% of Javakhk’s population do not speak
Georgian. "Georgian teachers who arrive there to teach the state
language start speaking Armenian after a while and the problem
remains," he said.
As for the tension at Bavra checkpoint at the Armenian-Georgian border
the PM’s advisor considers it’s the result of incoordinate legislative
acts of Armenia and Georgia. Armenia’s relations with Georgia cannot
ensure crossing the border without documents and to put it strictly,
the border guards were right as regards Vahagn Chakhalyan. However,
there is no need to stir up noise," Margaryan resumed.