Javakhk problems were discussed with EP officials
As it was already informed the coordinator of the Council of Armenian Organizations (NGOs) of Javakhk and director of the A-Info news agency Artak Gabrielyan traveled to
As Asbarez.com writes during his visit to Brussels, Gabrielyan met with Euro-Parliament Vice-Speaker Yorghos Papastamakos (member of the Euro-Parliament South Caucasus delegation), Traian Ungureanu, member of the Euro-Parliament Committee of Foreign Relations and Andrey Kovachev, Vice-Chairman of Euro-Parliament Committee of Foreign Relations, Charles Tannock, member of the Euro-Parliament Committee on Foreign Relations and Human Rights and Jiri Mastalka, member of the Euro-Parliament Bureau and Euronest.
At these meetings, Gabrielyan introduced the plight of the Armenian community Javakhk, highlighting that his visit to
He also presented each person with a Memorandum to the EP, which details the issues facing Javakhk and highlights demands that have been put forth by the Council of Armenian Organizations (NGOs) of Samtskhe-Javakhk.
The demands Samtskhe-Javakhk Armenians include:
1. Granting of autonomous territorial status (with its own directly elected assembly) to Samtskhe-Javakhk and the adjacent Armenian majority Tsalka district within a federal Georgia;
2. Allowing the use of the Armenian language in public administration in those municipalities ― such as Akhalkalaki and Ninotsminda―in which Armenians make up a majority; an unfulfilled accession commitment
3. Social and economic development projects for the region to bring it up to par with the rest of the country;
4. Improved Armenian representation in local and state institutions,
5.The end to social engineering by the settlement of ethnic non-Armenians from other parts of the country in Samtskhe-Javakhk.
Gabrielyan also stressed that the Council wanted the European Union and
Gabrielyan was accompanied by members of the European Armenian Federation (ANC of Europe) Kaspar Karapetian and Bedo Demirdjian.