Today in the Embassy of Japan Culture Minister of RA Armen Amiryan and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Armenia Eiji Taguchi signed "Program of the Research Center for Historical and Cultural Heritage: modernization of equipment for the restoration and storage of archaeological finds” grant agreement between governments of RA and Japan. Then Minister Armen Amiryan and Katsutoshi Fushimi, Chief Representative of Japan International Agency (JICA) Uzbekistan Office signed "Program of the Research Center for Historical and Cultural Heritage: modernization of equipment for the restoration and storage of archaeological finds” grant agreement between the government of RA and JICA. With a grant of 69,700,000 (sixty-nine million seven hundred thousand) Japanese yens (equivalent to about 315 million drams and about 654,000 US dollars), the problem (using the best methods) of restoration of huge archeological values, architectural monuments, accumulated as a result of the "Historical and Cultural Heritage Scientific-Research Center" SNCO funds excavations, will be solved, new types of equipment will be purchased for the Center's archeological recovery laboratory. Minister Amiryan noted that in the past with the fund of cultural grants provided to Armenia by the government of Japan, many technical armament issues of Armenian cultural organizations were solved, and Armenian specialists had the opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural events in Japan that really helped to develop their professional skills and use their knowledge in Armenia. Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Manabu Hori and Ambassador Eiji Taguchi also considered the signing of an agreement as an important step the dynamic development of bilateral relations. On that occasion, the sides particularly highlighted the importance of the Agreement of Liberalization and Encouragement of Investments, signed on February 14 between Armenia and Japan.