PRESIDENT OF ARMENIA TO GO ON OFFICIAL VISIT TO CROATIA BY END OF THIS YEAR

ARKA
May 22, 2009

YEREVAN, May 22. /ARKA/. At a press-conference on Friday President
of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan said he will go on an official visit to
Croatia by the end of this year.

"I accepted the invitation of the President of Croatia to have an
official visit to his country with pleasure," he said after his
meeting with his Croatian counterpart Stjepan Mesic.

Sargsyan believes his visit to Croatia will contribute to development
of bilateral relations between the two countries.

President of Croatia Stjepan Mesic, in his turn, expressed satisfaction
that the Head of the Armenian state will visit Croatia so soon.

President of Croatia Stjepan Mesic arrived in Yerevan at the invitation
of his Armenian counterpart on the evening of May 21 and will leave
on May 23.

During the first visit of the Croatian President to Armenia the sides
will set the main priorities and issues of economic cooperation between
the two countries. His visit is aimed at strengthening the bilateral
relations, as well as at spurring the development of Armenian-Croatian
scientific, educational and cultural relations.

In Yerevan Mesic will have meetings with Chairman of the Armenian
National Assembly Hovik Abrahamyan and RA Premier Tigran Sargsyan,
and will visit the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin where he will meet
with Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II.

Mesic will also meet with the Yerevan State University lecturers
and students.

He also intends to visit the Institute of Ancient Manuscripts
Matenadaran.

On May 23 the President of Croatia will leave Armenia.