ARMENIA TO ASSIST WITH IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAM ON RESTORATION OF JAVAKHK INFRASTRUCTURES
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DUSHANBE, MAY 29, NOYAN TAPAN.

The Armenian Prime Minister Andranik Margarian, who was on a working visit to Dushanbe, met with the Georgian Deputy Prime Minister, State Minister Georgy Baramidze late May 24. NT was informed about it from the RA Government Information and PR Department. The sides expressed their satisfaction over the activization of bilateral links and contacts in various spheres in recent years. They underlined that the fact that the intergovernmental commissions on Armenian-Georgian economic cooperation are headed by the prime ministers of the two countries has contributed to the solution of numerous problems that have accumulated in recent years, as well as to development of new joint projects, particularly in the energy sector, transport and tourism. A. Margarian and G. Baramidze also stated their satisfaction at the process of discussing the issue of delimitation of the Armenian-Georgian border. It was noted that a regular joint sitting of respective commissions is scheduled to be held in Yerevan this August. The sides also addressed the problem of Javakhk and the Armenians living there. A. Margarian once again expressed Armenia's willingness to provide every possible assistance for the implementation of the program of complex measures for restoration of infrastructures in Javakhk, which is being developed by the Georgian authorities. According to the Armenian Prime Minister, in order to ease off the tension among the local population, it would be expedient to ensure the maximum possible involvement of the local businessmen and residents in the construction work, especially given the fact that they have a considerable experience of such activities. A. Margarian noted that at the present stage, under a decision of the Armenian and Georgian prime ministers, the Armenian side will provide help for restoration of several educational facilities. The amount and ways of further assistance will be determined after presenting the complex program on restoration of infrastructures in this region to the Armenian side.