Arevik Petrosian Considers Natural Possibility Of Election Of Woman


Noyan Tapan
Dec 18 2007

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 18, NOYAN TAPAN. Taking part in the ceremony of
swearing of the newly elected President of Argentina, the Armenian
party expressed its gratitude to that country for recognition of the
Armenian Genocide.

Arevik Petrosian, the RA National Assembly Vice-Speaker, stated at
the December 18 press conference. She headed the Armenian delegation,
which visited Argentina on December 8-14. She reminded journalists that
in November, 2006 the parliament of Argentina adopted and in January,
2007 the country’s President ratified the law on declaring April 24
Day of Tolerance and Respect among nations in the country in memory
of the Armenian Genocide.

According to A. Petrosian, the swearing ceremony of President
Cristina Kirchner was the first event of the kind, in which Armenia’s
delegation took part in the past 15 years. At the same time, the NA
Vice-Speaker said that stably developing relations were established
between Armenia and Argentina during these years, more than ten
international agreements have been signed between the two countries
in different spheres.

During the visit, the Armenian delegation met with the first Deputy
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, with the First Vice-Speaker
of the Chamber of Deputies. The members of the delegation also met with
representatives of the Armenian community of Argentina, which includes
more than 100 thousand people. According to the NA Vice-Speaker,
the community plays an important part in development of relations
between Argentina and Armenia. In this connection A. Petrosian,
in particular, mentioned Argentinean Armenian businessman Eduardo
Ernekian’s considerable investments into Armenia’s economy.

Answering journalists’ question, A. Petrosian said that the possibility
of election of a woman President in Armenia will be if not necessary
then natural. At the same time, the NA Vice-Speaker said that
personally she does not strive for playing that part at present.

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