ARS Delegation Briefs President Kocharian

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–An Armenian Relief Society delegation–led by the organization’s chairwoman Maro Minassian–met with President Robert Kocharian on Wednesday.

Minassian briefed the President on ARS healthcare and education programs and small business assistance initiatives in Armenia–Mountainous Karabagh and Javakhk.

President Kocharian praised the ARS for the implementation of the vital programs and expressed hope that its productivity and history of cooperation with Armenia would continue in the future.

While in the region–Minassian traveled to the predominantly Armenian populated southern Georgian province of Javakhk to discuss with regional ARS chapters the implementation of health–educational–and social programs in the area in the next two years–and to review plans for a medical diagnostic center in Akhalkalak.

Non-official sources have reported that Kocharian–who is scheduled to leave for Tbilisi on Friday to meet with Georgian counterpart Eduard Shevardnadze–Georgia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Irakli Menagarishvili–and Georgia’s State Minister Avtandil Jorbenadze–will be raising the issue of social problems of Javakhk Armenia’s during meetings.


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