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Education Ministry Offers Scholarships

The Ministry of Education and Sciences of the Republic of Armenia announced that it is offering scholarships to foreign students of Armenian descent for the 1997-1998 academic year–for undergraduate and post-graduate studies in various universities and research centers of the Armenian Academy of Sciences. The scholarships will cover tuition fees and dormitory expenses. Foreign students

Wells Fargo Begins Atm Transactions to Armenia

The creation of a new product-the Armenian ATM Remittance Account-which will make sending money to relatives and friends in Armenia easier–Wells Fargo Bank announced last week. Wells Fargo is the first bank in the United States to offer this service–which will allow for electronic money transfers from any branch or ATM in its 10-state Western

Launches Website

GLENDALE-In continuing its commitment to high-quality service–the Asbarez daily newspaper launched a multi-purpose and free-of- charge news and information website Saturday-at http.// allows electronic access to the Asbarez English Section. The website is an easy-access site featuring top stories of the day–a weekly community digest–general features and documen’s–as well as research archives containing documen’s– reports

Representatives Lead Drive to Enforce Corridor Act

Bipartisan group calls upon the President to suspend all US aid to Turkey until its blockade of Armenia has been lifted. WASHINGTON-Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Co-Chairmen Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and John Edward Porter (R-Ill.) have teamed up with Massachusetts Democrat Joseph Kennedy–II and New Jersey Republican Chris Smith in urging their colleagues to co-sign

Hakobian meets with US Reps.

YEREVAN-Armenian Revolutionary Federation Executive Council of Armenia member Rouben Hakobian met with US Embassy representatives Susan Thornton and David Franzin Wednesday afternoon following his meeting with Justice Minister Marat Alexanian. At the request of the US Embassy–Hakobian briefed the officials on his earlier meeting at the Justice Ministry to discuss the reinstatement of the ARF

Decision On ARF Reinstatement Expected

YEREVAN-Armenia’s Justice Ministry was expected to announce its decision on the reinstatement of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation in Armenia on Friday. Representatives of the ARF Executive Council in Armenia Rouben Hakobian–Gagik Mkrtchian and Roland Sharoyan met with Minister Marat Alexanian on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the request filed with the ministry by the Executive

Armenia Participates in Communications Projects

YEREVAN (Lragir–Noyan Tapan)-According to a spokesperson for Armenia’s Ministry of Communications–Noune Ohanian– Armenia participated in two international projects on the development of telephone communications–Trans-Asia-Europe and BSFOCS-a fiber optic line connecting the cities of Poti– Odessa and Varna. The TAE program will establish direct telephone communications with all Asian republics of the former USSR along with

Increase in State Budget Expected

YEREVAN (Azg)-Armenia’s Minister of Finance–Levon Barkhoudarian–said that–according to a revised state budget for 1997–a 31 percent increase is expected when compared to last years budget. Barkhoudarian said that the same deficiency as last year is expected in 1997 when considering a six percent increase of the Gross National Product. The first version of the budget–proposed

Baku Moscow Call for Expanded Relations

BAKU (Itar-Tass)-Azeri Prime Minister Artur Rasizade and visiting Russian Deputy Prime Minister Valery Serov said on Monday that the two countries would strengthen cooperation both within the guidelines of the Commonwealth of Independent States and on a bilateral basis. The state of bilateral relations does not correspond with Azerbaijan’s and Russias national interests and needs

ANCA Renews Call for Princeton to Remove Heath Lowry

WATERTOWN–Mass.-The Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region has renewed its call for Princeton University to remove Professor Heath Lowry as Ataturk Chair of Turkish Studies–and for the schools administration to conduct a thorough review of the hiring practices which led to Lowrys selection to this post. Lowrys controversial tenure at Princeton was highlighted in