G. Harutyunyan received the delegation of notaries of the Southern region of France. They visited Armenia in order to organize their Annual Congress. Mr. Harutyunyan expressed his gratitude to this group of specialists for granting 94 000 USD for the program of building of School N 32 in Gyumri.
His Holiness Garegin II, the Catholicos of all Armenians, and Conrad Riser, General Secretary of the Churches' World Board visited the Constitutional Court. They attached importance to the significance of the unprecedented seminar, which is a new step in the approachment between Church and State. The purpose of the second visit was to finally clarify the details of organization of the seminar, as well as to touch upon issues regarding the activities dedicated to the 1700th Anniversary of the adoption of Christianity in Armenia.
G. Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia, received a teachers' group of the Armenian Diaspora. G. Harutyunyan briefly introduced legislative sources of the Armenian reality, spoke of the role and activity of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia, and by comparative analysis acquainted the teachers with the activity of the Constitutional Courts of the world and their relations with the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia.
G. Harutyunyan received the delegation headed by Mrs. Lidi Polfer, President of the Circle of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Vice Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg. Particularly, they talked about the constitutional reforms held in Armenia, the deadlines of holding referenda on it and the attitude of the Council of Europe in this concern.
G. Harutyunyan received Walter Schwimmer, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, who paid a working visit to Armenia.
G. Harutyunyan received Mohammad Farhad Koleini, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Armenia. They discussed different issues of bilateral cooperation and attached significance to the role of the two countries in solving regional strategic issues.
Mrs. Pihi Protopsaltis and Mr. Peter Koll, representatives of the European Center of Public Law of Athens visited Mr. G. Harutyunyan.
A group of deputies from the Parliaments of Cyprus, Greece, Belgium, Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Sweden and Norway, visited G. Harutyunyan. The deputies arrived to Armenia on invitation by the Coordinator Board of Armenian organizations of Sweden, by the People's Armenian Movement, by the Center "Hayastan" of Greece and a number of Armenian NGO-s.
Vladimir Tyaglo, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Ukraine, visited G. Harutyunyan on the occasion of the beginning of his diplomatic activity.
Antanas Valionis, President of the Council of Ministers of the Council of Europe, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, visited G. Harutyunyan. Mr. Valionis had already chaired the Council of Ministers of the Council of Europe for six months, and had been completely acquainted with constitutional justice reforms in Armenia. He also mentioned that the Centre of Constitutional Law headed by G. Harutyunyan has a substantial contribution to it.
Hans-Wulf Bartels, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Armenia visited the Constitutional Court. Congratulating his appointment as the Ambassador in the RA, G. Harutyunyan noted that he highly estimated the German legal education.
G. Harutyunyan received Mr. Spiros Kiprianu, President of the Parliament of Cyprus.
A group of teachers from the Armavir region visited the Constitutional Court. Member of the Constitutional Court Mrs. Alvina Gyulumyan introduced the Constitutional Court activities; afterwards they visited the session hall, consultative room and hall "Shahamir and Hakob Shahamiryanner", where the teachers met with G. Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia.
G. Harutyunyan received Mimo Lahelma, Ambassador of Finland in the Republic of Armenia. G. Harutyunyan, as coordinator of the Working Group and Commission to President on constitutional reforms, presented the process of constitutional reforms in the Republic of Armenia, and afterwards the Constitutional Court activities.
G. Harutyunyan received John Ordway, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the USA. It was his first visit to the Constitutional Court and was of a cognitive nature. G.Harutyunyan introduced the Constitutional Court activities, acting judicial system in the Republic of Armenia, establishment of constitutional justice and, proceeding from the particularities of international experience, he presented our approaches to constitutional reform.
Hamed Hasan, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic in the RA, paid his farewell visit to G. Harutyunyan.
Chju Chjaoshun, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of People's Republic of China, paid a visit of politeness to G. Harutyunyan.
G. Harutyunyan received Natalya Voutova, the representative of the Council of Europe in the Republic of Armenia. Mrs. Voutova informed that the Venice Commission highly appreciated the activity of Mr. G. Harutyunyan as member of the Commission, and transferred the Venice Commission's wish to continue the cooperation for the year.
G. Harutyunyan received Henry Cuny, the newly appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of France.
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