ARMENIAN PRESIDENT SERZH SARGSYAN RECEIVES CHAIRMAN OF CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF RUSSIA VALERY ZORKIN
October 21, 2010
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 21, ARMENPRESS: Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan
received today Valery Zorkin, chairman of the Constitutional Court
of the Russian Federation, who is in Armenia on an official visit. He
will participate in Yerevan in an international conference dedicated
to 15th anniversary of the constitution of the Republic of Armenia,
the start of which will be marked on October 22.
Presidential press service told Armenpress that pointing out the high
level of Armenian-Russian relations, the head of the republic noted
that the first state visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to
Armenia appeared to be an additional impetus for strengthening and
expanding those relations in all spheres. The President attached
importance to cooperation and experience exchange between the
constitutional courts of the two countries.
Serzh Sargsyan noted that today the Armenian constitutional court
is one of the most developed state institutes in Armenia and being
only 15 years old, it has passed quite a difficult path, full of
responsibility. The head of the republic referred to the changes made
in the Constitution 2005, thanks to which citizens, too, are given an
opportunity to apply to the Constitutional Court, and now the court
properly defends the constitutional rights of Armenian citizens.
Valery Zorkin said that the constitutional justice occupies an
honorable place in Armenia, and the conduction of the international
conference proves that. Highly assessing the cooperation of the
Armenian and Russian Constitutional Courts, Valery Zorkin noted that
the relations between the courts of the two countries are developing
successfully in international area as well.
From: A. Papazian