YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–A delegation of the Ministry of Statistics–State Register and Analysis led by Minister Stepan Mnatsakanian visited Stepanakert on July 15. The delegation included the deputy minister–the chiefs of departmen’s–and senior experts. The minister said the main goal of the visit was to assist the statistics service of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic for which it is necessary to study the situation at the place and learn the existing problems.
The delegation discussed key problems and programs the department plans to implement in the near future with the head of the State Department on Statistics–State Register and Analysis of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Means of cooperation as well as issues of possible assistance were discussed during the talk. An agreement was reached on the establishment of a relevant library stemming from the library of the Ministry at the Department on Statistics of Karabakh. The department will receive documen’s from the Ministry and methodological educational supplies covering different spheres of social and economic life. The minister emphasized that in this sphere there are no basic differences between the legislations of the two countries.
Karabakh’s prime minister described the meeting with the delegation of the Ministry of Statistics–State Register and Analysis as constructive and useful. He underlined the circumstance that this visit must be viewed in the context of the reached agreement between the two countries’ prime ministers under which large-scale and long-term programs of cooperation between the relevant ministries of Armenia and Karabakh should be developed. prior to this visit; the minister of social welfare is also due in Karabakh.
"I think that my agreement with Armenia’s prime minister on a comprehensive program of cooperation will produce good results–taking into account the fact that Armenia has incomparably greater possibilities for establishing contacts with the outer world," the prime minister concluded.