By Martin Danielian
YEREVAN, June 1 — The issues of regional security and internal situation will be discussed during the visit of US Senator Dick Durbin (Democrat, Illinois), reports the U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Armenia.
Meetings with the Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and the Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian are on the agenda.
The senator-led delegation will also have meetings with the Armenian women political leaders and the participants of Armenian-Turkish cross border programs realized with the financial assistance of the USA.
The second authoritative personality of the party enjoying the majority in the Senate, Dick Durbin is also a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Subcommittee on European Affairs which has jurisdiction over matters concerning the continent of Europe, including the Caucasus. Its responsibilities include the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the European Union, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, U.S. Embassy in Yerevan reported.
By Sona Gevorgian
YEREVAN, June 1 — School graduates and university entrants in Armenia are taking their single state exams, reports the Appraisal and Testing Centre of the Republic of Armenia.
Today single state exams on Biology, Geography and History are being held. 1938 university entrants applied to pass an exam on Biology, 397 — on History and 392 — on Geography.
The days fixed for other exams are as follows: June 5 — the Armenian language and Literature, June 8 — Russian language, June 12 — Mathematics, June 15 — Foreign Languages, June 19 — Physics, June 22 — History of Armenia and Chemistry.
The list of university entrants joining the higher educational institutions will be published on June 15. Additional single state exams will be held on June 2-8.
In a whole 18105 university entrants from the Republic of Armenian and Nagorno Karabakh will pass the single state exams this year.
By Martin Danielian
YEREVAN, June 1 – The European Union within the boundaries of its authority is ready to facilitate strengthening of mutual trust among South Caucasian states and is interested in the processes taking place in the Republic of Armenia and the region in the whole, stated the European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus Philip Lefort during his meeting with the Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.
Lefort congratulated the President with successfully conducted parliamentary elections and wished good luck to the newly-elect legislative body, reports the press-service of the presidential staff.
In the course of the meeting the interlocutors discussed reforms, being implemented in Armenia with the assistance of EU, as well as forthcoming visit of the President of the European Council Chairman Herman Van Rompuy within the framework of which further joint programs of Armenia and EU will be discussed.
«The interlocutors were pleased to note that Armenia-EU relations made a great progress. The sides underscored the high level of the political dialogue and importance of high level visits», is stated in the message.