08 October 2005

Indian Vice President Shekhawat in Armenia

Yerevan, Oct 6. (PTI): Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat today
had a meeting with Armenian President Robert Kocharian soon after
arriving here on a two-day visit, which is expected to give a major
impetus to relations between the two countries.

The Vice President flew in here from Minsk on the third leg of his
three-nation tour that earlier took him to Romania and Belarus.

He was warmly received by Vahan Hovhannisyan, Deputy Chairperson of
the National Assembly of Armenia, and Michael Carvardanyan of the
Armenia-India Parliamentary Group.

Soon after his arrival, the Vice President had a meeting with

This is the first-ever Indian Vice Presidential visit to this CIS
country, which is the smallest of the nations that came into existence
after the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991.

During his visit, the Vice President will be addressing the National
Assembly of Armenia.

Tomorrow, he will be conferred a honorary degree by Yerevian State
Medical University where some 400 Indian students are studying.

Hindu, India, Outlook, India, Oct 6 2005

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