RUSSIA INTERESTED IN DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES IN ARMENIA

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| 18:12:44 | 31-05-2005 | Official |

Today Armenian National Assembly Speaker Arthur Baghdasaryan received
head of the Russian presidential department for interregional and
cultural ties with foreign states Modest Kolerov.

M. Kolerov informed the NA chairman that he has met with
members of parliamentary groups and factions to find out their
opinion on the democratic processes in Armenia, elections of the
local self-government, constitutional changes and conduction of
referenda. On his request Arthur Baghdasaryan presented in detail
the issues referring to draft of constitutional amendments and
referendum noting that the legislative changes in Armenia are aimed
at democratization of the republic and adoption of laws corresponding
to the international standards.

The parties also discussed the regional issues pointing out to the
necessity of cooperation in various fields.