Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia
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Minister Oskanian Visits Samtskhe-Javakheti Region of Georgia, Meets with
Members of Georgia’s Diplomatic Corps
As he concluded his working visit to Georgia, Foreign Minister returned to
Armenia from Batumi. His return trip included stops in Akhaltskha and
In Akhaltskha, he met with officials of the Samtskhe-Javakheti region, as
well as representatives of the Armenian community and the youth.
The Minister’s next stop was Akhalkalak. There, Minister Oskanian visited
the Holy Cross Church, met with Armenian community representatives and
Georgian Parliamentarians of Armenian origin who represent the region.
During the meetings, the Armenian Foreign Minister spoke in detail about
Armenia’s foreign policy priorities, Armenian-Georgian relations and
forthcoming bilateral projects. He also responded to questions.
That same afternoon, on his way to Yerevan, the Minister stopped in Lori to
meet with more than a dozen members of Georgia’s diplomatic corps who were
visiting Armenia’s Lori region, at the invitation of Armenia’s Ambassador to
Georgia, Hrach Silvanian. The ambassadors, accompanied by Lori’s regional
governor Aram Kocharian, the primates of the Gugarats and Georgian Dioceses
of the Armenian Apostolic Church, as well as representatives of the
Armenian Foreign Ministry and the Mother See of Etchmiadzin, visited the
monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin, the home-museum of Anastas and Artem
Mikoyans in Sanahin and the copper-molybdenum factory of Alaverdi. The visit
served to better familiarize the diplomats about the life, traditions,
culture and economy of Armenia’s regions bordering Georgia.