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 PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:49 pm    Post subject: President of the Swiss National Council in Armenia Reply with quote Back to top

November 7, 2007. | www.armradio.am

President of the Swiss National Council due in Armenia

The President of the National Council of Switzerland Christine Egerszegi-Obrist will arrive in Armenia today, Public Relations Department of the National Assembly informs.

Mrs. Egerszegi-Obrist will be received by the Speaker of the National Assembly Tigran Torosyan. The meeting will be followed by consultations in an enlarged format, featuring the Chairman of the National Assembly, the Vice-Speakers, Chairmen of standing committees and factions.

The same day Christine Egerszegi-Obrist will be received by the Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II.
 
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 PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:56 pm    Post subject: President of the Swiss National council visits RA National A Reply with quote Back to top

November 7, 2007 | www.armradio.am

President of the Swiss National council visits RA National Assembly

Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia Tigran Torosyan received the President of the National Council of Switzerland Christine Egerszegi-Obrist. The meeting was attended by Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lorenzo Amberg.

Greeting the guest, Speaker Tigran Torosyan noted that this high-level visit will encourage the deepening of relations. Mr. Torosyan congratulated Mrs. Egerszegi-Obrist for winning in the parliamentary elections and being elected the President of the Swiss National Council.

At the request of the guest, Mr. Torosyan turned to the political developments in Armenia, noting that after restoration of statehood Armenia is step by step returning to the European family, having declared the European integration a foreign policy priority.

According to the President of the National Council of Switzerland Christine Egerszegi-Obrist, the two countries are united not only by geographical similarities, but also the wish to be independent and common values. He informed the Armenian Speaker about the activity of the legislative and executive authorities of the Swiss Confederation.

Mrs. Egerszegi-Obrist said that never being for or against countries having conflicts, Switzerland emphasizes the importance of their peaceful settlement and is ready to support the process of overcoming the conflict through dialogue. Expressing gratitude for understanding and support, Tigran Torosyan expressed confidence that the difficulties will be finally overcome and effective cooperation will be launched in the region.

The meeting later continued in an enlarged format, featuring NA Vice-Speaker Vahan Hovhannisyan, chairmen of standing committees, representatives of parliamentary factions.
 
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 PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:57 pm    Post subject: Minister Oskanian received the President of the Swiss N.C. Reply with quote Back to top

November 8, 2007 | www.armradio.am

Minister Oskanian received the President of the Swiss National Council

Republic of Armenia Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian received the delegation headed by the President of the National Council of Switzerland Christine Egerszegi-Obrist.

Greeting the guest, Minister Oskanian expressed appreciation for the recent bilateral contacts between Armenia and Switzerland, highly assessing the active and productive work of the Armenian-Swiss Friendship Group [i.e. the Parliamentary Group Switzerland-Armenia].

At the request of the guests, Minister Oskanian presented the main directions of Armenia's foreign policy, the relations with neighbors, the negotiations on the Karabakh conflict settlement, Armenia's stance on the normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations.

Mrs. Egerszegi-Obrist, in turn, presented the aims of the visit to Armenia and shared her impressions. In the framework of the visit the President of the Swiss National Council visited the Armenian companies with Swiss participation and got acquainted with their activity. According to Mrs. Egerszegi-Obrist, their objective is to support the development of the countries which have chosen the route of democratization.
 
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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:23 pm    Post subject: Armenia is interested in wider cooperation with Switzerland Reply with quote Back to top

November 9, 2007 | Yerevan, Armenia | Arka

Armenia is interested in wider cooperation with Switzerland

Armenia is interested in wider cooperation with Switzerland, Armenian President Robert Kocharyan said on Thursday as met Christine Egerszegi-Obrist, the president of the Swiss National Council for the year 2006/2007, presidential press office reports.

After greeting the Swiss delegation, the Armenian president expressed appreciation of Swiss programs of technical assistance for Armenia. Pointing out that Switzerland reached success by investing a great deal in human resources. He said that Armenia is now doing the same.

Kocharyan also thanked Swiss National Council for passing Armenian Genocide resolution in 2003.

Christine Egerszegi-Obrist said that she had noticed progress in Armenia's development for her short-term presence here. She said that thanks to Armenian communities overseas, Armenia and Armenians are well-known everywhere.

Switzerland started providing humanitarian aid to Armenia in 1988, and since 1996 the country has put a special emphasis on long-term development programs. In 2004, an agreement on technical, financial and humanitarian assistance was signed. Under this program, $2.5 million is provided to Armenia as technical support and another 2.9 million in grants as technical assistance. Technical assistance is focused on natural resources management improvement and state agencies administration transparency enhancement. Humanitarian aid targets displaced people and refugees as well as socially insecure citizens.

Christine Egerszegi-Obrist came to Armenia on Thursday for a four-day visit. She is set to meet with Armenian President Robert Kochatyan, Armenian National Assembly Speaker Tigran Torosyan, Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian and Armenian Apostolic Church leader Catholicos
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November 8, 2007 | Yerevan, Armenia | Armenian Genocide Museum & Institute | Arevik Avetisyan

Christine Egerszegi-Obrist visited Tsisernakaberd Memorial Complex

The President of the National Council of Swiss Confederation, Christine Egerszegi-Obrist, visited Tsisernakaberd Memorial Complex. During the visit guests put a wreath to the memorial to the Armenian Genocide victims. Guests also visited the Armenian Genocide Museum. Ms. Christine Egerszegi-Obrist left a note in the Commemoration Book: "This museum made a great impression on me. Let this place be favorable to the peace of the all countries and furthers that such fates never be in the World History again".
 
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