Diaspora Ministry Calls for Investment in Javakhk

Deputy Diaspora Minister Stepan Petrosyan

Deputy Diaspora Minister Stepan Petrosyan

YEREVAN (news.am)—Armenia’s deputy Diaspora minister Stepan Petrosyan called on the Armenian business community to invest in Javakhk in an effort to curtail immigration from Georgia’s Armenian-populated region to Armenia.

 

He urged the business community to make investments, as a result of which employment opportunities would increase. He said, the main reason for the large number of immigrants from Javakhk was the poor economic condition in the region.

 

He also added that the Diaspora Ministry did its utmost to involve Javakhk Armenians in all of its programs.

 

Petrosyan also addressed concerns that the Georgian authorities had banned educational books and other supplies to Javakhk.

 

He said that the matter was being addressed by the education and foreign ministries.

 

“We hope the problem will be resolved. There is no Armenian literature in Georgia. What is the ban aimed at?” he said.

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