On December 12 the RA President Robert Kocharian received the editors of 16 regional newspapers of the country. Held for the first time, the meeting was initiated by the editors of regional media and the Journalists Union of Armenia, its Chairwoman Astghik Gevorgian also participating in the meeting. The representatives of the regional press asked Robert Kocharian to assist the solution of a number of problems. In particular, the conversation centered around the improvement of technical facilities of the editorial offices, subsidization of non-state regional editions, enabling the media to privatize the premises currently occupied.
The editors of regional newspapers expressed a wish for the meetings with the President to become traditional.