YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 1. ARMINFO. President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan jhas rdceived today the crew of the sailing vessel Cilicia built on the model of Middle Age vessels of Cilicia Kingdom. The sailing vessel has completed te second stage of its sailing by 9 seas.
The presidential press-service informs ARMINFO that the crew handed over the national flag of Armenia to President Kocharyan and took another flag from the president to sail under it next year. Sailors presented Robert Kocharyan the photo of Cilicia with their autographs.
The president talked to the crew around the issues related the forthcoming third stage of sailing and the problems of the vessel’s transportation to Armenia. Robert Kocharyan pointed out the importance of construction of a special berth on Lake Sevan and promised to assist the sailors in this issue. The sailors told about the interesting incidents during the sailing and assured him that due to their accumulated experience they will cope with the remaining way and bring Cilicia to the native shore.