YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 12, ARMENPRESS: Armenian prime minister Andranik Margarian left today for New York to participate in the 60-th session of the UN General Assembly. The largest gathering of world leaders in history begins on Sept. 14 with 191 U.N. member nations. The summit is to map out new approaches to poverty, global security and human rights in the 21st century.
Armenian prime minister will participate in a special session on development the draft document of which sets timetables to halve poverty for the poorest of the poor, provide elementary education to all, cut maternal deaths and halve the spread of AIDS by 2015, among others. Margarian will address the General Assembly session on September 16. On the sidelines of the visit Armenian prime minister is scheduled to have meetings with several UN high officials.
Margarian and his wife will also participate in a reception to be given by US president George W. Bush. He will come back to Armenia on September 18.