ARKA News Agency
Aug 31 2004

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Armenian
President Robert Kocharian with 50th anniversary

Catholicos of All Armenian sent his greetings on the occasion of the
new academic year

Armenia and Germany have numerous unused opportunities on expanding
of cooperation

New "Admiral Isakov" medal is introduced in Armenia

CBA puts into the circulation the memorable silver coins devoted to
the drawing of Football World Cup 2006 in Germany from September 1,
2004

RA Prime Minister sends a letter of congratulation to RA President on
the occasion of his 50th anniversary

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BELARUS PRESIDENT ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO CONGRATULATES ARMENIAN
PRESIDENT ROBERT KOCHARIAN WITH 50TH ANNIVERSARY

YEREVAN, August 31. /ARKA/. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko
congratulated Armenian President Robert Kocharian with 50th
anniversary. According to RIA Novosti with the reference to Belarus
Embassy in Russia, Lukashenko wished Kocharian health, happiness and
realization of all plans. L.D. --0--

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CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIAN SENT HIS GREETINGS ON THE OCCASION OF THE
NEW ACADEMIC YEAR

YEREVAN, August 31. /ARKA/. Catholicos of All Armenian Garegin II
sent his greetings on the occasion of the new academic year. In his
letter Catholicos says "this new academic year starts with new hopes
and plans. We direct our prayers so that this year was fruitful with
the results and achievements, that must encourage our people and each
of us and serve for the progress of our motherland". L.D. --0--

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ARMENIA AND GERMANY HAVE NUMEROUS UNUSED OPPORTUNITIES ON EXPANDING
OF COOPERATION

YEREVAN, August 31. /ARKA/. RA Prime Minister Andranik Margarian
received Germany Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to
Armenia Heike Peitsch, RA Government press office told ARKA. The
Minister congratulated the Ambassador with appointment and assured in
the readiness of the Government to provide assistance. He said that
participation of Peitsch in the sitting of Armenian-German economic
commission testifies to her interest in strengthening and future
development of Armenian-German relations.
The parties also stressed that Armenia and Germany have numerous
unused opportunities on expanding of cooperation. Besides bilateral
cooperation, the Premier noted necessity of realization of economic
policy in the region in the frames of German development programs. He
added that Armenia highly estimates the trends of more active
political and economic involvement of EU in South Caucasus region.

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NEW "ADMIRAL ISAKOV" MEDAL IS INTRODUCED IN ARMENIA

YEREVAN, August 31. /ARKA/. According to the decree of Serge
Sargsian, the Defense Minister of RA, a new "Admiral Isakov" medal is
introduced in Armenia. According to the Department of Information and
Propaganda of RA Defense Ministry, the medal is created to perpetuate
the memory of the outstanding state and military figure, Admiral
Hovhannes Isakov. The medal will be presented to admirals, officers,
midshipmen and seamen who had served in the Navy and naval aviation
or in military units of the former USSR or CIS countries,
participants of World War II, officers and ensigns of Armenian Armed
Forces who displayed courage and military skills while performing
their service. The medal will also be presented to servicemen of the
National Army of RA who participated in defense of the country
borders, servicemen for the fixed period who defend the state border
of Armenia and displayed courage in elimination of danger
jeopardizing the lives of the soldiers.
The medal will be awarded by the decree of Defense Minister of RA.
L.V. --0--

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CBA PUTS INTO THE CIRCULATION THE MEMORABLE SILVER COINS DEVOTED TO
THE DRAWING OF FOOTBALL WORLD CUP 2006 IN GERMANY FROM SEPTEMBER 1,
2004

YEREVAN, August 31. /ARKA/. From September 1, 2004 CBA put into the
circulation the memorable silver coins devoted to the drawing of
Football World Cup 2006 in Germany. According to CBA Press Service
Department, all in all about 50 such coins were issued at par AMD 100
each. According to the press release, the coins were made of silver
of 925th hallmark, weighing 28,28 grams and having a diameter of
38,61 millimeters. A.H. --0--

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RA PRIME MINISTER SENDS A LETTER OF CONGRATULATION TO RA PRESIDENT ON
THE OCCASION OF HIS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

YEREVAN, August 31. /ARKA/. RA Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan sent
a letter of congratulation to RA President Robert Kocharyan on the
occasion of his 50th anniversary. "I am sure that the way you passed
and your experience will certainly contribute to the further
strengthening of Armenia, Armenian statehood and to increasing the
authority of Armenia on the international arena", as stated in the
message. Margaryan wished Kocharyan good health, every success in
personal life and resoluteness in achieving goals aimed to ensure the
welfare of the Armenian nation and strengthening the state. A.H. -0--


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