GTZ PROVIDES TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL, CREDIT AND BUDGET ISSUES OF ARMENIAN PARLIAMENT

Noyan Tapan
Sep 1, 2009

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 1, NOYAN TAPAN. James Macbeth Forbes, Program
Director of the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) enterprise, and
Melanie Moltmann, German Charge d'Affaires in Armenia, visited on
September 1 the RA National Assembly Standing Committee on Financial,
Credit and Budget Issues to provide computers to the Committee members
and staff, NT was informed by the RA National Assembly PR Department.

Expressing his gratitude to the representatives of GTZ for their
assistance, the vice speaker of the National Assembly Samvel
Nikoyan said that the programs implemented under the memorandum on
cooperation with the parliament which was signed in 2008, as well as
all initiatives of GTZ in Armenia are successful and efficient. He
expressed a hope that the cooperation with the National Assembly will
be continuous.

According to Chairman of the Standing Committee Gagik Minasian, the
committee has a broad experience of joint work with GTZ. As an example
of such cooperation, he pointed out the current Law on Audit Chamber:
over two years of its application, no proposal for an amendment has
been received, although the law requlates a large field. He proposed
taking measures on improvement of expert capacities during the next
stages of cooperation as well.

Melanie Moltmann in her turn underlined the importance of the functions
of the Standing Committee on Financial, Credit and Budget Issues,
including control over the budget. She expressed a willingness to
assist with the implementation of this function.