Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Agreement on setting up coalition signed


YEREVAN (YERKIR) - The Republican Party of Armenia, represented by Prime Minister and the RPA board chairman Serzh Sargsian, and the Prosperous Armenia party, represented by the party's president, Gagik Tsarukian, signed an agreement today at the president's office in the presenece of President Robert Kocharian.

The coalition, in turn, signed a cooperation agreement with the ARF, represented by the ARF Supreme Body representative Armen Rustamian.

The signed document are aimed at working out a joint program of the government with making use of the programs of the Republican Party and the Prosperous Armenia. Their programs contain provisions contained also in the ARF program.

The Political Coalition and the Cooperation have announced that the priorities of the government will be the stable development of the economy, security, the reduction of shadow economy, a fair mechanism of distributing income, encouraging of economy directed to export levels increase, fighting corruption, bringing legislation in line with constitutional amendments, implementation of balance and restraint mechanism between the branches of government, ensuring the establishment of a civil society, reforms in government service.

The agreements define the formats of the political coalition and the cooperation in the government.

Note: Above are excerpts from the article. The full article appears here. Clarifications and comments by me are contained in {}. Deletions are marked by [...]. The bold emphasis is mine.



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