Georgian Prime Minister’S Visit Expected To Be Fruitful:Specialist O

GEORGIAN PRIME MINISTER’S VISIT EXPECTED TO BE FRUITFUL:SPECIALIST ON GEORGIAN STUDIES

09:59, 17 January, 2013

YEREVAN, JANAUARY 17, ARMENPRESS: Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina
Ivanishvili’s visit is of cognitive nature. The issues scheduled to
be envisaged refer to economic, political, cultural and other fields.

Armenpress had an interview with specialist on Georgian studies
Alik Eroyants.

“Acquaintances with high ranking officials are scheduled in the frame
of the visit. In general Ivanishvili will have an opportunity to get
acquainted with Armenian-Georgian relations in a more tangible format ,
clarify for himself future stances and plans” specialist on Georgian
studies stated. Eroyants expects Georgian Prime Minister visit to be
positive aimed at settling issues refer to Georgian Armenians. The
specialist noted in the course of pre-election campaign ” Georgian
Dream” coalition has in particular referred to the problems regarding
national minorities, problems Armenians are facing inclusive.

For instance they have pledged to increase the number of Armenian
classes, besides came forth with an intention to establish Armenian-
Georgian University. According to Eroyants the positive point is the
former authorities never gave pledges, instead they reduced the number
of Armenian classes, violated elementary human rights.

The delegation headed by Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili
will arrive in Armenia on January 17. Georgian Executive Body is
set to have meetings with President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh
Sargsyan, Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, His Holiness Catholicos of
All Armenians Karekin II, as well as with the Ministers of Foreign
Affairs, Economy, Energy and Natural Resources. In the frame of his
Yerevan visit Bidzina Ivanishvili will also visit Tsitsernakaberd,
pay tribute to the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide, later
will attend the Matenadaran.

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and Georgia were
established on July 17 1992. The Republic of Armenia and Georgia have
signed nearly 80 international treaties, agreements, memoranda and
protocols which encompass almost all aspect of bilateral relations,
including. Over 66 mutual visits have been paid between Armenia and
Georgia since 1993 at the level of the heads of Foreign Ministers,
Prime Ministers and Presidents.

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