DILIJAN. – The Joint Decision Making Committee (JDMC) of the Territorial Cooperation Programme Armenia-Georgia adopted the Joint Operational Programme on Friday.
The Joint Operational Programme (JOP) sets out the basic framework of the Armenia-Georgia territorial cooperation: the main objectives and priorities, requirements for projects and beneficiaries as well as programme implementation modalities.
The budget of the programme constitutes 1.35 million euro. The programme covers Lori, Shirak, Tavush marzes of Armenia and Kvemo Kartli and Samtskhe-Javakheti regions of Georgia. The approval of the joint document paves the way to announcement of a Call for Proposals in July 2014. The Territorial Cooperation Programme Armenia-Georgia will be the first of four programmes in the Eastern Partnership countries to launch the competition for projects.
“Armenia actively supports the idea of territorial cooperation and is the first, together with Georgia, to endorse the JOP,” stressed Mr. Vache Terteryan, First Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration of the Republic of Armenia, Chairman of the inaugural JDMC meeting.
“The Territorial Cooperation Programme Armenia-Georgia will further promote friendly relations between the people of the neighboring regions in such areas as agriculture, tourism development, business, environment, education, culture and sports,”stated Alexei Sekarev, the Team Leader of the EaPTC Support Programme. < ... »»»