YEREVAN, OCTOBER 1. ARMINFO. President of Bulgaria Georgy Pirvanov
will pay an official visit to Yerevan accompanied by his spouse Zorka
Pirvanova on Oct 5-7. The Bulgarian leader visits Armenia on the
invitation of Presdient Robert Kocharyan.

The Presidential Press Service of Armenia told ARMINFO that the main
goal of the visit is stimulation of development of interstate ties,
deepening of cooperation between the two states, designation of the
prospects of economic cooperation, as well as exchange of opinions on
the issues of mutual interest. "Today, when integration into European
structures is one of the priorities of Armenia's foreign policy, close
cooperation with the countries of South-Eastern and Central Europe
seems necessary. In this context, it is more than important to develop
bilateral and multilateral relations with Bulgaria," the press-service
says. On October 5, after a solemn meeting at the Armenian President's
residency, a tete-a-tete meeting of the two presidents will be held,
which, in its turn, will result in enlarged negotiations. Then a
press-conference will be given. In the course of the visit, Bulgarian
President will meet Armenian Parliamentary Speaker Artur Baghdasaryan
and Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan. A meeting with Catholicos of
All Armenians will be held in Etchmiadzin. Georgy Pirvanov will also
visit the Memorial for the Victims of the Armenian Genocide. In the
course of the visit, an Armenian-Bulgarian Business Forum will be
held. President Pirvanov is also expected to meet the students and
the teaching staff of Yerevan State University and the school after
P.Yavorov. The president is also expected to visit historical and
cultural sights. On October 7, the Bulgarian delegation headed by
President Pirvanov will leave Yerevan.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress