Armenia, Ukraine to cooperate in European organizations

Armenia, Ukraine to cooperate in European organizations

Public Television of Armenia, Yerevan
13 May 04

Presenter The strengthening of economic cooperation has broken the
ice in Armenian-Ukrainian relations. This was the main success and
achievement of Armenian Prime Minister Andranik Markaryan’s meetings
in Kiev.

The Ukrainian side also accepted Yerevan’s proposal on sending Armenian
cargoes from the port of Ilichevsk to Poti Georgia , not to Batumi
Ajaria .

Correspondent over video of meetings During its three-day official
visit to Ukraine, the delegation led by Prime Minister Andranik
Markaryan met Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma, Prime Minister Viktor
Yanukovych and Speaker of Ukraine’s Supreme Rada Volodymyr Lytvyn. The
third session of the Armenian-Ukrainian economic commission started
its work in the Ukrainian capital and the main issues discussed in the
session were the two countries’ economic cooperation. The Ukrainian
prime minister said that there are all grounds for that. The volume
of the commodity turnover between the two countries in 2003 totalled
60m dollars. This indicator has doubled this year.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, captioned, in Russian,
with Armenian voice-over We have to eliminate with joint efforts
the obstacles standing in the way of mutual cooperation. First of
all, we must improve transport communications. We know how to do
this. Ukraine has the means and intention of taking part in the
construction and equipping of industrial plants. We have technical
and scientific potential, especially, for the construction of the
Iran-Armenia gas pipeline.

Correspondent over video of meeting in the Ukrainian National Academy
of Sciences There are large opportunities for cooperation in the
energy, nuclear energy, metallurgy and agricultural spheres. Joint
scientific programmes were also discussed during a meeting with the
president of Ukraine’s National Academy of Sciences, Borys Paton.

The agreements were also reached in the agricultural
sphere. Agricultural machine tools will be delivered to Armenia under a
leasing agreement in the near future. One hundred buses of the Bogdan
company will be delivered to Yerevan by the end of this year.

Armenian Prime Minister Andranik Markaryan, captioned I am pleased
with the results. The main agreement we reached during the meeting
with Ukrainian President Mr Kuchma is cooperation between Ukraine
and Armenia in international organizations.

Correspondent The intensification of the economic sphere will be a new
qualitative stage in Ukrainian and Armenian political relations. This
was discussed during the meeting with Leonid Kuchma and Andranik
Markaryan. The sides also stressed the importance of cooperation in
European organizations.

Constructive steps are being taken in the future development of
Ukrainian-Armenian relations not only in various spheres of the
economy, but also in the banking sphere. The president of the Ukrainian
Central Bank is expected to visit Armenia.

Tereza Kasyan, “Aylur”.
From: Baghdasarian