Cooperation with the Commonwealth of Independent States and IHCF

Key objectives of the measure:
As in previous years, from 2013 to 2015․ the humanitarian and cultural co-operation being implemented within the framework of the CIS continued to grow on a regular basis as well. Armenia participated in the significant humanitarian and cultural events of the Commonwealth of Independent States, particularly in the Youth Delphic Games of CIS countries, in the Forums of Creative and Scientific Intelligentsia of CIS countries, etc. Since 2002, Armenia has always participated in the Delphic Games. In 2015, the Youth Delphic Games, which were dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, were held in the Russian city of Oryol from where the delegation of the Republic of Armenia returned with 7 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze medals and diplomas. Since 2012, Armenia has chaired the CIS Council for Cultural Cooperation; within this context, the 30th anniversary session of the mentioned Council was convened in Yerevan in 2015. One of the significant achievements of the co-operation with the CIS is the granting of the status of the CIS base organisation in the field of preservation and restoration of written heritage to the Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran).