YEREVAN– President Robert Kocharian left for Belgium Tuesday for a three-day working visit. The delegation headed by the President comprises Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian, Head of Staff of the President’s Office, Secretary of the Presidential Council on National Security Armen Gevorgyan, Minister of Finance and Economy Vardan Khachatryan, Minister of Trade and Economic Development Nerses Yeritsyan, Armenian Ambassador to Belgium Vigen Chitechyan, Chairman of the National Assembly Standing Committee on European Integration Avet Adonts and other officials and journalists.
Kocharian will meet with the Chairman of the Belgian Senate Arman de Deker and Speaker of the Parliament Herman van Rompa. He will make a speech at the Armenian-Belgian business forum to be held at “Cercle de Lorraine” royal club.
While In Brussels Kocharian will also have meetings with the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, Vice-President of the European Commission, Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security Franco Frattini, Secretary General of the European Union Javier Solana, Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner, EU Commissioner for Culture and Education Ian Figuel, EU Commissioner for Trade Peter Mandelson.
The President will also meet with the President of the European Parliament Hans Pottering.