Round Table on Armenian-Georgian Relations Held in Yerevan

Round Table on Armenian-Georgian Relations Held in Yerevan

YEREVAN, May 30. /ARKA/. The round table `Anti-Armenian policy of
Georgia: the past and the present’ has been held in Yerevan as part of
discussions of Georgia’s policy toward Armenians in the religious,
national and cultural aspects.

`The discussion has bee organized today, as this day is the 90th
anniversary of the Armenian pogroms organized by Turks in Akhalkalaki
and Akhaltskha. Forty to fifty thousand Armenians fell victim,’ Vahe
Sargsyan, expert for the Mitk (Thought) analytical center, said at the
opening of the round table.

The expert said that Georgia’s authorities continue implementing their
anti-Armenian policy.

`Since it gained independence, Georgia has been speculating on the fact
that of being a transit country for Armenia, exerting direct and
indirect pressure on out country,’ Sargsyan said.

He pointed out that the Georgian authorities are trying to eradicate
the Armenian trace in Georgia’s territory by implementing a
discriminatory policy toward the local Armenian population, including
the prohibition of the use of the Armenian language.

The problems must be resolved on the principles of justice, and the
Armenian authorities must be consistent in this, the expert said. –0–

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