PARUYR HAYRIKIAN: "WE SHOULD PERCEIVE GEORGIA AS OUR COUNTRY AND ON THE CONTRARY"

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YEREVAN, MARCH 29
NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY.

"We should carry on more open policy with Georgians and perceive the whole Georgia as
our country, also being ready to give Armenia to Georgians as their
country. This is the right way of Armenian-Georgian relations,"
Paruyr Hayrikian, Chairman of the National Self-Determination
Union, expressed such an opinion in his interview to Noyan Tapan
correspondent. According to him, this idea should be put into practice
at the state level by taking almost imperceptible but essential steps.

In his opinion, there are serious possibilities for making
Armenian-Georgian relations closer, in consideration of the age-old
friendship between the two peoples, in particular, the Golden Age,
the 12-13th centuries. P.Hayrikian considers that Armenia should show
exclusive attitude towards the Georgian Armenians and, particularly,
towards the Armenians of Javakhk. According to him, the residents of
Javakhk who will display willingness to become RA citizens should be
given this opportunity