Armenia UNICEF Sign Cooperation Agreement

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian and the UNICEF representative to the Transcaucasus Boris Tolstopyatov signed a cooperation agreement between the Republic of Armenia and UNICEF Monday.

The agreement stipulates UNICEF’s cooperation within the framework of programs being implemented in Armenia (accessibility to required services for children and women–etc.). The signed agreement also calls for the establishment of a UNICEF office and the order of appointing personnel. The same document provides for assistance on the part of the Armenian government–an office building and the compensation for postal and telecommunication services.

Oskanian pointed to the significance of the agreement signed with an organization involved in the elaboration of a program for "the most vulnerable part of our society–women and children."

The UNICEF official said that Armenia is the first country in the region to sign such an agreement with his organization and when asked to comment on Azerbaijan’s and Georgia’s reluctance on signing of such agreemen’s–Tolstopyatov said that the Georgian government is still in the making and Azerbaijan is setting their own terms.

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