(www.panarmenian.net) - February 17 Armenian President Robert Kocharian is departing to France on a 4-day formal visit. In Paris the Armenian leader will meet with French President Jacques Chirac, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, Senate President Christian Poncelet and National Assembly Speaker Jean-Louis Debre.
The Armenian President and the first lady will be present at the Charles Aznavour and Friends concert to take place in the Opera Garnier in the framework of the Year of Armenia in France, reports Trend.
They will also attend an exhibition of outstanding painter of sea-scapes Ivan Ayvazovsky in the Navy Museum and an exhibition titled 12 capital cities of Armenia. In Lourve the Armenian and French President will open Saint Armenia exhibition. The RA leader is also expected to meet with the Armenian community and take part in the opening ceremony of Armenia Garden in Nice, reports the RA President's press office.