YEREVAN, March 11. / ARKA /. With the financial support from the European Union the Armenian Migration Service, an affiliation of the Territorial Ministry, has established a reintegration center in the premises of the ministry, head of the agency, Gagik Yeganyan said today.
"After being deported home, many Armenian citizens face a different reality. Besides, after living for years in a foreign country many of them lose their social and other connections, not to mention the stress they are often subjected to. As a result many of them decide to leave the country again, using for this purpose any means. Therefore, it is extremely important to be close to them, “ Yeganyan said at the opening ceremony.
He said the center will work with those citizens of Armenia, who were outside the country for more than a year and appealed for help no later than six months after return.
He said the center is able to serve about ten people a day. In general, he said, it is assumed that some 1,600 people will ask for reintegration help.
Yeganyan said the center was established as part of the program of the French Office of Immigration and Integration’s (OFII) called ‘Targeted Initiative for Armenia" and on the basis of a joint Armenian-EU declaration on mobile partnership ...
The head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Traian Hristea, said the center will organize Armenian language course for those citizens who may have language problems. He said the center will also provide information on current EU programs to assist migrants. -0-