Robert Kocharian, the Armenian President, received U.S. congressmen Jim Kolbe and Scot Garetta, as well John Danilovich, the Director of Challenges of Millennium Corp., in Yerevan.
Kocarian expressed satisfaction with the dynamic development of the Armenian-U.S. relations, the press service of the President Administration told Mediamaks. In his turn, Kolbe welcomed the contribution by Armenian to the peacemaking operation in Iraq.
Expressing gratitude for the financial aid allocated with program by Challenges of Millennium, Kocharian stressed Armenia was loyal to strengthening of democracy and liberalism. The head of the country regards attraction of the countries regions to the programs implementing at the expense of the funds by Challenges of Millennium. According to Kocharian, Armenia waits for the clear and the exact partnership relationship from Challenges of Millennium.
The participants of the meeting mentioned necessity of improvement of the Elections Code and maximal wide discussions on this issue to increase the level of the forthcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in 2007 and 2008, the press service of the President Administration said.