PM MARGARYAN: CREATION OF WORK PLACES IN JAVAKHETIA PRIORITY ISSUE

PanARMENIAN.Net
01.05.2006 22:00 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The Republican Party of Armenia has many times
expressed its position on the situation in the Armenian-inhabited
Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia, Armenian Prime Minister
Andranik Margaryan stated in an interview published on his party's
website. First of all, he said, socio-economic conditions should be
created to prevent Armenians from leaving Javakhetia. "Hard social
conditions are common to all the regions of Georgia, however during
the meetings with the Georgian authorities we raise this issue and
urge a special attitude towards Javakhetia," Andranik Margaryan
said. According to him, Armenia is ready to render assistance to the
projects implemented in Javakhetia. "Unfortunately the Georgian party
did not undertake any steps except promises. Although the restoration
of the roads in the region is included in the Millennium Challenges
Account we should create new work places and economic infrastructures
in Javakhetia, since many Armenians will remain unemployed after the
withdrawal of the Russian military base. In his words, it not the
time to introduce any political claims but if the bill calling for
the model of a federal state is discussed in Georgia, the Javakheti
issue should be taken into account.