YEREVAN, MOSCOW TO DISCUSS POSSIBILITY OF MIGRATION LAW RELAXATION FOR ARMENIAN CITIZENS
YEREVAN. Feb 27
Armenia and Russia have agreed to discuss the problem of Armenian
migrants working in Russia who are facing the deportation threat
from Russia’s new migration laws, Armenian National Security Council
Secretary Artur Bagdasarian said.
Interfax, Russia Feb 27 2014
“This is a serious problem. There is a threat of deportation of 170,000
Armenian citizens, which has been declared officially. We have agreed
to set up a joint interdepartmental group of representatives of all
interested ministries. Its first meeting will be held in Moscow on
February 27,” Bagdasarian told a press conference on Wednesday.
“We are optimistic. The problem causes profound social, economic and
political concerns. Our Russian partners demonstrated understanding
of our worries. We are looking for mutually acceptable solutions,”
Earlier he asked his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev about a
possibility of relaxing Russian migration laws for Armenian citizens.
From: A. Papazian