Armenian, Russian premiers discuss economic issues in Kyrgyzstan

Armenian, Russian premiers discuss economic issues in Kyrgyzstan

Mediamax news agency
16 Apr 04


The Armenian and Russian prime ministers, Andranik Markaryan and
Mikhail Fradkov, held a meeting today within the framework of the
session of the council of CIS heads of government in Kyrgyzstan.

Mediamax news agency learned from the Armenian government’s press
service today that Andranik Markaryan and Mikhail Fradkov highly rated
the activities of the Armenian-Russian intergovernment commission on
economic cooperation, stating at the same time that it is necessary to
step up relations between individual ministries.

The heads of the Armenian and Russian governments expressed their
satisfaction with the completion of the process of handing over five
Armenian enterprises to Russia under the property-for-debt
agreement. Andranik Markaryan expressed his confidence that all these
enterprises will be working at full stretch.

Andranik Markaryan and Mikhail Fradkov also discussed Armenia’s
integration into the North-South international transport corridor and
prospects for restoring railway communications via Abkhaz territory.

In this connection, the head of the Armenian government stated
“official Yerevan’s readiness to assist the swift and positive
completion of the Georgian-Russian talks on this problem, as its
settlement is of vital importance to Armenia”.

Andranik Markaryan invited his Russian counterpart to visit Armenia at
any convenient time.