On the symbolic day of celebrations called “The Jivani days” the Office of the Georgian Representation of Support to Javakheti Foundation officially opened its doors in Akhalkalak. Recall that as a result of Foundation’s representatives’ one year works, as well as due to periodic and mutually beneficial contacts with the Georgian authorities, on March 26, 2015 the Foundation officially registered its representation in Georgia (Akhalkalak).
With the establishment of the office the activity of the Foundation in different regions of Javakheti will become more intense and dimensional in terms of size. The office is not only to coordinate the Foundation’s projects designed in Yerevan, but also the representation is to have its own projects. The representatives of the Foundation give the priority to the Establishment of legal assistance center within the framework of the representation, where the Javakheti Armenians will be provided free legal consultation related to various issues.
The heads of all the regions of Javakheti, high-ranking guests from the RA and Tbilisi, many businessmen from the Russian Federation were present at the opening of the office. The opening of the office took place with the blessing of General Archimandrite of Samtskhe-Javakheti Babken Salbiyan. Within the framework of the opening ceremony the messages of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia in Georgia Yu. Vardanyan, the representative of the Los Angeles Delegation of Support to Javakheti Foundation Gagik Petrosyan, the Head of the Armenian community of Armavir Grigor Karapetyan, the Head of the Armenian community of St. Petersburg Karen Mkrtchyan and others were read.
On the occasion of the solemn opening ceremony of the Foundation’s Georgian representation a number of representatives from the RA Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Armenian business field came up with a suggestion welcoming the establishment of the Foundation’s office in Akhalkalak, expressed their willingness to join the economic and investment projects initiated by the Foundation and offered to meet with the government representatives on that occasion.
The Executive Director of the Foundation Ashot Hakobyan mentioned once again in his speech that the Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the development of various spheres of the Armenian public life in Samtskhe – Javakheti and Tsalka regions and the Armenian – Georgian cooperation and added that the opening of the representation is a practical step to have a perceivable progress in these spheres in a short period of time.