ARMENIAN PRESIDENT LEAVES FOR WORKING VISIT TO BRUSSELS
- YEREVAN.- President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan left for a working visit to Brussels earlier this morning.
He will hold a meeting with the head of Belgian Senate and is scheduled to meet with the representatives of the local Armenian community in the evening, the Armenian News-NEWS.am correspondent reports.
On Tuesday he will attend "NATO+Armenia" meeting and will deliver a speech in Konrad-Adenauer foundation. President Sargsyan will hold meetings with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso and President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy.
The Armenian leader will also hold meetings on Wednesday with President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz and chairman of the European People's Party Wilfried Martens.
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