ARKA News Agency – 05/12/2004

ARKA News Agency
May 12 2004

On May 13 Robert Kocharian to leave for Russia with three-day working
visit

The President of Ukraine and RA Prime Minister note dynamical
development of trade-economic cooperation

RA Prime Minister and Ukrainian Foreign Minister discuss bilateral
relations

Delegation of Armenian Parliament to leave for Samara tomorrow

Cease-fire regime in Karabakh conflict area is 10

Military efficiency of NKR Defense Army is a pledge of peace in the
region – Ashot Gulian

Scientific-practical conference started in Stepanakert

Two-day workshop “European integration as peace and sustainable
development guarantee” started in Stepanakert

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ON MAY 13 ROBERT KOCHARIAN TO LEAVE FOR RUSSIA WITH THREE-DAY WORKING
VISIT

YEREVAN, May, 12. /ARKA/. On May 13 RA President Robert Kocharian
will leave for Russia with three-day working visit. In the frames of
the visit Kocharian will meet with RF President Vladimir Putin, the
Head of the Governmetn Mihail Fradkov. Armenian President will also
meet the Chairman of Board of OJSC Gasprom Aleksey Miller and the
Chairman of Itera Group of Companies Igor Makarov. L.D. –0–

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THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE AND RA PRIME MINISTER NOTE DYNAMICAL
DEVELOPMENT OF TRADE-ECONOMIC COOPERATION

YEREVAN, May, 12. /ARKA/. The President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma and
RA Prime Minister Andranik Margarian noted dynamical development of
trade-economic cooperation. The parties exchange views on internal
political and socio-economic situation in both countries. The parties
stressed the perspective of cooperation of the countries in the
sphere of education. Kuchma thanked the Government of Armenia for
attention to demands of Yerevan branch of Ternopol Academy of
National Economy, the only branch of Ukrainian academy in South
Caucasus. L.D. –0–

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RA PRIME MINISTER AND UKRAINIAN FOREIGN MINISTER DISCUSS BILATERAL
RELATIONS

YEREVAN, May, 12. /ARKA/. RA Prime Minister Andranik Margarian and
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Konstantin Grischenko discussed bilateral
relations. The parties also discussed development of
Armenian-Ukrainian cooperation in international organizations. They
noted activation of economic, political and cultural cooperation
based on agreement base. Armenian PM also visited Institute of
Electric Welding after Eugenie Paton, where he met with its director,
the President of National Science Academy of Ukraine Boris Paton.
Armenian delegation also met with representatives of National Bank of
Ukraine. L.D. –0–

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DELEGATION OF ARMENIAN PARLIAMENT TO LEAVE FOR SAMARA TOMORROW

YEREVAN, May, 12. /ARKA/. Delegation of Armenian Parliament, headed
with RA NA Speaker Arthur Baghdasarian will leave for Samara
tomorrow, RA NA told ARKA. Armenian parliamentarians will take part
in conference “Interregional Armenian-Russian Cooperation. Situation
and Perspective”. The parties will discuss Armenian-Russian
trade-economic cooperation at regional level and perspectives and
opportunities of development. Russian party will be represented with
the Chairman of Russian Federation Council Sergey Mironov, the
governors and representatives of legislative and executive powers of
Russia.
Armenian Speaker will also meet with the heads of legislative and
executive powers of Samara region, businessmen and representatives of
Armenian community of Samara. L.D. –0–

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CEASE-FIRE REGIME IN KARABAKH CONFLICT AREA IS 10

YEREVAN, May, 12. /ARKA/. In May 2004 it will be 10 years since the
establishment of cease-fire regime in Karabakh conflict area.
With Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and the CIS Interparliamentary Council
mediating, at the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, on May 5, 1994,
Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabagh and Armenia signed the Bishkek Document.
According to that document, parties to the conflict agreed to a
cease-fire, effective from May 12th to date.
In 1992, the OSCE Minsk Group was formed to resolve the Karabagh
conflict. Under its auspices, a negotiating process has been created
to prepare for the OSCE Minsk Conference that has the duty of finding
a final solution to the status of Nagorno Karabagh.
It is noteworthy that all these 10 years peace was observed without
support of international peacemaker’s forces and first of all due to
balance of powers in the region. L.D. –0–

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MILITARY EFFICIENCY OF NKR DEFENSE ARMY IS A PLEDGE OF PEACE IN THE
REGION – ASHOT GULIAN

YEREVAN, May, 12. /ARKA/. Military efficiency of NKR Defense Army is
a pledge of peace in the region, NKR Foreign Minister Ashot Gulian
stated. He also noted that there are no objective backgrounds for
recommencement of military actions today. He added that in most of
the cases cease-fire regime was violated by Azeri party. “May 1994
and meeting in Bishkek is very important stage in the history of
Karabakh settlement”, Gulian said.
With Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and the CIS Interparliamentary Council
mediating, at the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, on May 5, 1994,
Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabagh and Armenia signed the Bishkek Document.
According to that document, parties to the conflict agreed to a
cease-fire, effective from May 12th to date.
In 1992, the OSCE Minsk Group was formed to resolve the Karabagh
conflict. Under its auspices, a negotiating process has been created
to prepare for the OSCE Minsk Conference that has the duty of finding
a final solution to the status of Nagorno Karabagh. L.D. –0–

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SCIENTIFIC-PRACTICAL CONFERENCE STARTED IN STEPANAKERT

YEREVAN, May 12. /ARKA/. Scientific-practical conference “Priorities
of Science in Artsakh State University started in Stepanakert
participated by professors and lecturers as well as postgraduate
students of the University. The conference will hear 110 papers on
development of physics-mathematic, economy, pedagogy and other
science, rational use of natural resources, environment protection
etc. T.M. –0–

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TWO-DAY WORKSHOP “EUROPEAN INTEGRATION AS PEACE AND SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT GUARANTEE” STARTED IN STEPANAKERT

YEREVAN, May 12. /ARKA/. Two-day workshop “European Integration as
peace and sustainable development guarantee” devoted to the 10th
anniversary of establishing ceasefire in the Nagorno Karabakh
conflict zone started in Stepanakert. The workshop is organized with
the assistance of European Integration (Armenia), Karabakh Committee
“Helsinki Initiative-92, holding Antares, Varanda Ltd, NKR Parliament
Foreign Relations Permanent Commission, as well as NKR Foreign
Ministry. In the course of the workshop there will be heard a number
of papers. Along the workshop it is planned holding meeting with NKR
universities students with the discussion topic European Structures,
as well as organizing exhibition that would present modern education
and fiction. T.M. –0–

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