Putin confident of intensive econ cooperation with Armenia

Putin confident of intensive econ cooperation with Armenia
By Veronika Romanenkova

ITAR-TASS News Agency
May 14, 2004 Friday

OGARYOVO, May 14 – Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was
confident that the Russian-Armenian top-level talks on Friday would
contribute to more intensive development of bilateral economic

“Not only I am hoping, I’m confident that your working visit today
will help our interaction and intensify our relations,” Putin said
at a meeting with Armenian President Robert Kocharyan.

The head of the Russian state noted that his meetings with Kocharyan
were regular. “We are meeting for the fifth time in the recent past,
to discuss bilateral ties and coordinate activities on the post-Soviet
territory and international arena,” Putin said.

He added that he was very glad to see Robert Kocharyan.

Putin welcomed the Armenian president on the threshold of his
Novo-Ogaryovo residence. The leaders then retreated for talks in a
conference hall. Taking part in the negotiations for Russia were
Security Council Secretary Igor Ivanov and presidential adviser
Sergei Prikhodko.