Kocharian Meets with Key French Minister

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–President Robert Kocharian Saturday met with a visiting French delegation headed by that country’s Regional Administration Minister Christian Estrozi. Kocharian’s press office discussed, with pleasure, the rate and success of Year of Armenia in France, which include hundreds of events and which has transformed into a celebration of French-Armenian friendship. They also exchanged ideas on a variety of issues on ways to boost cooperation between both countries. Just last week, Kocharian, who was on an official visit to France, was joined by his French counterpart Jacques Chirac to open the first-ever exhibit of Armenian artifacts and the Louvre Museum. Kocharian said Armenia had patterned its government on the French model and its constitution. He said Armenia had also adopted the policy of decentralization and in that sense it can learn a great deal from the French model of regional administration.

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