IT IS EXPECTED THAT CHAIRMAN OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF FRANCE TO MEET
WITH PATRIARCH OF ARMENIANS OF CONSTANTINOPLE WITHIN FRAMEWORK OF
VISIT TO TURKEY

ISTANBUL, February 4 (Noyan Tapan). Chairman of the National Assembly
of France Jean-Luis Debret together with the heads of four
parliamentary factions departed to Ankara on February 4. The Chairman
of the French National Assembly, who is known with his friendly
relations with President of France Jacques Chirac, will meet with
President of Turkey Ahmed Sezer, Chairman of the parliament Bulent
Arenj, Prime Minister Recep Tayipp Erdogan, as well as with Chairman
of the officer corps Hilmi Eozkek. According to the "Marmara"
newspaper of Istanbul, Debret's meeting with Patriarch of the
Armenians of Constantinople Mesrop Mutafian is expected in Istanbul
within the framework of the visit to Turkey. The visit of Jean-Luis
Debret's delegataion will complete on February 5 evening. The
diplomatic circles mention the importance of the visit of the
delegation of the French parliament to Turkey both from the viewpoint
of the arguments on Turkey in France and from the viewpoint of the
bilateral political relations.