YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Deputy Minister of Culture–Youth Affairs and Sports Karen Aristakessian announced that the Ministers of Culture of European countries are to visit Armenia in 2001.
He pointed out that a preliminary agreement was reached with the Minister of Cultural Heritage of Canada–who is to visit Armenia next June. The minister of culture of Russia will visit Armenia in February–and the Swiss minister of culture in May. The ministers of culture of Azerbaijan and Georgia also accepted the invitations to visit Armenia–but the dates of their visits have not yet been confirmed. Ministers of culture of Turkey–Italy and Greece are also expected to visit Armenia.