Πέμπτη, 27 Ιουνίου 2013

Armenia’s natural gas prices may reduce – Russian company spokesperson


Armenia’s natural gas prices may reduce – Russian company spokespersonJune 27, 2013 | 12:08 
The increasing of Gazprom’s shares in ArmRusGazprom will create additional opportunities for reducing the price of natural gas in Armenia. 
Press secretary Sergey Kupriyanov of the Management Committee Chairman of the Russian energy Gazprom Company stated the aforesaid on the air of Exo Moskvi radio. 
He informed that Gazprom is holding negotiations on the avenues for reducing the price of the Russian natural gas that is supplied to Armenia. 
To note, Gazprom plans to increase its 80-percent share in Armenia’s ArmRusGazprom Company to 100 percent.
In this connection, the Energy and Natural Resources Ministry of Armenia stated that the sale of the shares is one of the scenarios in the negotiation process, and if this deal is considered beneficial for the government and the people of Armenia, it will be signed.  
To note, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Armen Movsisyan had not ruled out the possibility of selling the shares of ArmRusGazprom.

Σάββατο, 23 Φεβρουαρίου 2013

Greek community of Armenia hails the draft law on recognizing the Genocide of Pontian Greeks



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Yerevan/Mediamax/. The Greek community of Armenia hails the discussion of the draft law on “Condemning the Genocide of Pontian Greeks, Assyrians and Other Nations in the Ottoman Empire”.
Head of the Greek community of Armenia Arkady Khitarov noted talking to Mediamax that the Greeks of Armenia have been waiting for this initiative for a long time.

“We have turned to the Armenian government many times asking to recognize the Genocide of Pontian Greeks and have long been waiting for this step. Armenia should recognize the fact as the Armenian people knows quite well what genocide is”, said the head of the community.

Genocide of Pontian Greeks is referred to as the slaughter of Greeks living in the historical Pontus located on the territory of Ottoman Turkey by Young Turks in early 20th century.

All in all, about 500 thousand Greeks fell victim to the Genocide. The Genocide of Pontian Greeks is officially recognized by Cyprus, Greece and Sweden.