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August 19, 2005

Raffi Hovannisian-Kostas Karamanlis Consultations

Athens—Greek Prime Minister Konstantinos A. Karamanlis received Armenia's first Minister of Foreign Affairs Raffi K. Hovannisian at his government office here today.

Karamanlis and Hovannisian, who studied together at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy 25 years ago, deliberated on a full agenda of issues ranging from regional security and European integration to domestic developments and the bilateral relationship between the Hellenic Republic and the Republic of Armenia.

Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis is chairman of the New Democracy Party of Greece. Raffi Hovannisian, who is founder of the Armenian Center for National and International Studies (www.acnis.am) and the National Citizens' Initiative (www.nci.am), currently chairs the Heritage Party of Armenia (www.heritage.am).

Founded in 1994 by Armenia’s first Minister of Foreign Affairs Raffi K. Hovannisian and supported by a global network of contributors, ACNIS serves as a link between innovative scholarship and the public policy challenges facing Armenia and the Armenian people in the post-Soviet world. It also aspires to be a catalyst for creative, strategic thinking and a wider understanding of the new global environment. In 2005, the Center focuses primarily on civic education, conflict resolution, and applied research on critical domestic and foreign policy issues for the state and the nation.

For further information on the Center and its activities, call (37410) 52-87-80 or 27-48-18; fax (37410) 52-48-46; e-mail root@acnis.am or info@acnis.am

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