YEREVAN, October 3. /ARKA/. The format of Russian Program “Compatriots” is unacceptable for Armenia’s government, Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan said at parliamentary hour on Wednesday, Novosti-Armenia reports.
“The Russian side is aware of our position, and we hope that they will agree with us, and this format will no longer be applicable for Armenia. As you know, Yerevan will host another Armenian-Russian intergovernmental commission on October 12, and we have included this topic into our agenda,” Sargsyan said.
According to him, this issue had been discussed before too.
“Armenia’s government is concerned by this issue, and our position was reported to the Russian side,” Sargsyan added.
Last summer PM also expressed concerns by this program that enabled Armenia’s citizens and their families to migrate to Russia, get there Russian citizenship and permanent work. Russia, on its turn, populates its remote and poorly inhabited territories.
“Compatriots” State program was approved in June 2006. Its goal is to encourage compatriots to migrate to Russian poorly populated territories and develop them. —0-