THE REPRESENTATIVES OF "FREEDOM HOUSE" IN THE PARLIAMENT

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[02:53 pm] 02 May, 2006

RA NA Chairman Arthur Baghdasaryan met with the delegation of Deputy
Director of the non-governmental organization "Freedom House" Tomas
Melia, Chief of the European Office Christi Evanson and editor of
"Economist Intelligence Unit" Ann Walker.

Mr. Melia presented NA Chairman Arthur Baghdasaryan the 2006 annual
review of the non-governmental organization "Freedom House" underlining
that both the evaluation methods and the criteria are presented in the
review. The sides referred to the procedure of the Armenian reforms
emphasizing the urgent need of strengthening of democracy, economic
developments, free elections and speech freedom in the countries in
question. The verification of information was also mentioned.

According to the NA press service, the sides referred to other
important issues of mutual importance as well.

Let us remind you that "Freedom House" deems that the Armenian press
is not free.