YEREVAN. – Orphaned children are relatively few in Armenia, and family values are very strong in the country.
Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, on Monday told the above-said to reporters.
He noted this within the framework of the first awareness conference regarding the EU-funded “Equal Opportunities of Personal Development for Orphaned Children” program, which is implemented in Armenia.
In his words, the EU has adopted several strategic documents which underscore children’s rights.
Świtalski stressed, however, that Armenia is a special case, the respective situation is quite different in the country, and he urged not to do anything to change this situation in Armenia.
The ambassador noted that there are two very important relevant factors for the EU. First, civic awareness needs to be conducted as to how to work with children and how to protect them. And second, activity opportunities should be given to children.