PRAVDA/ RIA Novosti, Russia
May 14 2004
Putin, Kocharyan to discuss Russo-Armenian economic cooperation
Russian President Vladimir Putin is to meet with Armenian President
Robert Kocharyan today in Moscow for the fifth time in the last 12
Plans are in place to discuss ways of enhancing economic ties,
fuel-and-energy interaction, as well as that in the field of
transport, investment, the real economy and the financial sphere, a
high-ranking Kremlin source told RIA Novosti.
Trade-and-economic interaction will be perceived as a top-priority
issue, RIA Novosti’s interlocutor added, reminding that the bilateral
trade turnover had soared by 34.5% last year.
According to the Kremlin source, Mr. Putin and Mr. Kocharyan will
devote special attention to facilitating education, culture and
humanitarian cooperation, which is now becoming more active.
Moreover, both leaders will exchange opinions on all highly important
international and regional issues, the interlocutor went on to say,
adding that both sides were voicing either similar or coinciding
positions on all principled issues.