Armenian Organizations Demand Introduction of Armenian as State Language

AKHALKALAK (Armenpress)–The Virk and Javakhk organizations–which are based in the Armenian populated Georgian region of Javakhk–have demanded that Armenian receive the status of a second state language in the region.

The organizations prepared a letter of appeal to the Georgian Parliament at a Thursday meeting in Akhalkalak.

According to them–since the majority of the local population is of Armenian origin–they must be able to conduct official business in the Armenian language.

Representatives of Virk and Javakhk also point out that Armenia’s already suffer frequent discrimination because of their ethnicity. They say Armenia’s are not hired as public officers and are often replaced by Georgians who come to Javakhk from other regions of Georgia.

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