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.Հետևեք մեզ նաև Telegram-ում