CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS DISCUSSED WITH ARMENIA'S ETHNIC MINORITIES

11/18/2005 10:15:13 PM

YEREVAN, November -- Constitutional amendments were discussed Friday with Armenia's ethnic minorities.

Constitutional rights expert Aram Ananyan told journalists that the proposed package of constitutional amendments is favourable for protection of ethnic minorities' interests. He presented key aspects of the project saying they leave no room for discrimination of ethnic minorities. The expert reminded that the reformation of the Constitution is one of Armenia's EU commitments. In his opinion, the renewed constitution will enable Armenia to join European fold.

Ananyan also answered the questions ethnic minorities' representatives put to him at the discussion about some clauses related to their rights to bye land, mother and child rights etc.

Representatives of Jewish, Assyrian, Molokan, Ukrainian, Curd and Russian communities of Armenia were present at the discussion.