Armenia, Russia have allies relations – Kocharyan

ITAR-TASS News Agency
June 26, 2004 Saturday

Armenia, Russia have allies relations – Kocharyan

By Tigran Liloyan


Relations between Armenia and Russia are rightfully viewed as
relations of allies and are based on traditional cooperation between
the two nations, Armenian President Robert Kocharyan noted in a
greeting addressed to participants of the constituent assembly of the
Russian-Armenian Business Cooperation Association to be held in
Moscow on Tuesday.

The organisation is being set up under the leadership of Federation
Council member and former Soviet prime minister Nikolai Ryzhkov.

Kocharyan will be honorary chairman of the organisation.

Bilateral relations between Armenia and Russia were always enriched
and supported by close cooperation in various organisations,
associations and creative unions, Kocharyan noted.

The president expressed the hope the new association would promote
developing strategic partnership between the two states and give new
dynamism and quality to trade and economic cooperation.

The association uniting well-known representatives of science,
business, medicine, education, culture, tourism and other areas is
believed to be able to solve difficult problems and implement
specific business projects and programmes, the Armenian president