RA NA PRESIDENT HOVIK ABRAHAMYAN IS ON AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC

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29.10.2012

On October 29 at the invitation of the President of the Senate of the
Czech Republic Milan *t~[ch the RA NA President Hovik Abrahamyan
arrived on a three-day official visit in Prague. The delegation led
by the NA President comprises of the Chairman of the NA Standing
Committee on Foreign Relations Artak Zakaryan, the Chairwoman of the
NA Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs
Elinar Vardanyan, deputies Karine Atshemyan and Artur Gevorgyan.

Arriving in the Prague Airport the delegation led by the NA President
left for Karlovy Vary region, where he had meetings with the Mayor
of the Karlovy Vary Petr Kulhánek and the Head of the State Joseph
Novotny. In the course of the meeting a series of issues pertaining
to the development of the bilateral relations and inter-regional
cooperation were discussed. During the meeting with the Mayor of the
Karlovy Vary Mr Abrahamyan proposed to establish partnership relations
between the towns of Jermuk and Karlovy Vary or declare them sister
towns, as the two spa towns are well known with their healing mineral
waters and have some commonness. The Head of the Parliament proposed
the Mayor of the city to visit Armenia, and particularly, the town of
Jermuk, to get acquainted with the town closer and pre-indicate the
spheres of cooperation. The Mayor of the Karlovy Vary Petr Kulhánek
gladly accepted Hovik Abrahamyan's proposal, considering it a brilliant
idea and stressed that the cooperation between the two towns would
promote the tourism and would give one more opportunity to closely
get acquainted the two peoples.

During the working dinner with the Head of the State Joseph Novotny the
sides highlighted the cooperation between the regions as an important
factor aimed at more developing and strengthening the relationship
of the two countries. Mr Abrahamyan also proposed the Head of the
State to visit Armenia and to carry out activities with one of the
Marzes, particularly, Vayots Dzor. The Head of the State accepted
with inspiration the NA President's proposal and noted that they
would certainly visit Armenia with the Mayor of the Karlovy Vary
and expressed hope that the cooperation would be productive and
mutually useful.

In Karlovy Vary the delegation led by the NA President visited the
Moser Glassworks Company of world fame, as well as Jan Becher Museum
and Jan Becher-Karlovska Becherovka Production Hall. Hovik Abrahamyan
and the members of the delegation got acquainted with the sights of
the spa town, had been in the Mineral Water Center.

On October 30 the meetings of the RA NA President Hovik Abrahamyan with
the President of the Senate of the Czech Republic Milan *t~[ch, the
Chairman of the Czech Republic-Armenia Inter-Parliamentary Friendship
Group Robin B'hnisch, as well as the representatives of the Armenian
community are also scheduled.