YPC Weekly Newsletter

2001


ARMENIA AND RUSSIA SIGNED AN AGREEMENT ON COOPERATION IN THE BOOK PUBLICATION, DISSEMINATION, PRINT MEDIA AND PUBLISHING

On November 16 in Moscow the head of the Department of Information and Publications at the RA Government Edward Militonian and the Russian Minister of Press, TV and Radio Broadcasting, Mass Communications Media Mikhail Lesin signed an agreement on cooperation in book publication, dissemination, print media and publishing.

The agreement, in particular, stipulates the formation of favorable tax and customs conditions for importing and exporting Armenian and Russian print production, paper, cardboard, publishing materials and equipment manufactured by Russia and Armenia; assistance to the publication of joint book editions, translations of fiction and specialized literature into Russian and Armenian languages, creation of joint-ventures; ensuring the exchange of information and professionals in book publication, dissemination of book production and print media, publishing; participation of publishers, disseminators of print production, publishing professionals in the international book and press fairs, held in the two countries. Besides, publishers and book disseminators will be assisted in opening “Russian Book and Periodicals” bookstores in Yerevan and two other major cities of Armenia  – Gyumri and Vanadzor, as well as “Armenian Book” in Moscow.