Regnum, Russia
Sept 28 2006

French President Jacques Chirac and the first lady will visit Armenia
from September 29 till October 1, being invited by Armenian President
Robert Kocharyan.

As REGNUM is informed at the Armenian presidential press office,
following French officials belong to official French delegation:
Minister of Foreign Affairs Philippe Doust-Blazy, Minister of
Transport, Tourism, and Marine Affairs Dominique Perben, Minister
for the Civil Service Christian Jacob, Minister for Culture and
Communication Renaud Donnadieu de Vabres. French businessmen,
representatives of French science, education, and sport, members of
Armenian community in France, journalists will visit Armenia, too.

The French president's ceremonial welcome will take place at
Zvartnots Airport. Heads of the two states will meet at presidential
residence. The French delegation will visit Memorial to Victims of
the Armenian Genocide in 1915, Museum of Armenian Genocide. Supreme
Patriarch of all Armenians Karekin II will receive the French
president. Also, Jacques Chirac will visit the French Embassy to

Ceremony of unveiling France Square in Yerevan will take place in
frames of the visit. Presidents of France and Armenia will attend
concert 'Sharle Aznavour and his friends,' which will start the Year
of Armenia in France, called 'Armenie, mon ami!'.