Georgia’s State Minister Zurab Zhvania paid a one-day working visit to Armenia on Monday, saying that the new government in Tbilisi would like to bolster relations between the two countries seen as vital for stability in the volatile region.
A1+, Armenia’s leading independent television forced off the air in 2002, lost Monday its apparently last chance of resuming broadcasts in the near future as authorities rejected its application for a new license for the fourth consecutive time this year.
The man who has admitted playing the pivotal role in arranging the December 2002 murder of state television chief Tigran Naghdalian on Friday effectively retracted his earlier testimony implicating opposition-linked businessman Armen Sarkisian in the crime.
The ArmenTel telecommunications operator has suspended the enforcement of a controversial increase in its phone charges pending a court battle with the Armenian government which is trying to block the measure, officials said on Thursday.
The Armenian government pushed its proposed budget for next year through parliament on Thursday after increasing its projected expenditures by 6 billion drams ($10.7 million) to placate some pro-government deputies that threatened to scuttle the bill.