ARMENIA SHOULD MAKE ACTIVE ITS DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH GEORGIA, NA DEPUTY HAYK SANOSIAN IS CONVINCED

Noyan Tapan
http://www.nt.am/news.php?shownews=116935
Se p 2, 2008

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 2, NOYAN TAPAN. Armenia should make active its
diplomatic relations with Georgia, as today they are at a very low
level. Hayk Sanosian, a RA NA deputy, the Co-chairman of the Union
of Georgian Armenians NGO, expressed such an opinion at the September
2 press conference.

According to him, the diplomatic relations between the two
countries are only on the economic plane. "That is, if we have
no economic interest, we do not communicate with each other. While
historic-cultural values should be the basis of Armenia's and Georgia's
diplomacy," H. Sanosian said.

The NA deputy also said that two dozens of schools have been repaired
with nearly 200m drams (about 667 thousand USD) allocated from the
RA state budget this year. He expressed the hope that this process
will be permanent.

Meanwhile H. Sanosian said that schools in the same number have been
also fundamentally repaired by the Georgian authorities.

Touching upon the construction of Kars-Akhalkalak-Baku railway,
H. Sanosian said that there are rumors that allegedly the construction
will be stopped.

"As warming of Armenian-Turkish relations is expected, naturally,
I think the Turkish and Georgian governments leaving the existing
railway will not make new expenditures," he said.