Armenian premier to discuss cooperation in Tbilisi

ITAR-TASS News Agency
July 25, 2004 Sunday

Armenian premier to discuss cooperation in Tbilisi

By Tigran Liloyan


Armenian Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan will discuss economic
cooperation with Georgia in Tbilisi. He will attend a session of the
Armenian-Georgian intergovernmental commission for economic

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and other officials will
receive Margaryan. He will also visit the burial vault of Armenian
artists and a memorial to heroes who died for independence of
Georgia. The premier will meet with Georgian Armenians at the St.
Gevork Cathedral. The Armenian community in Georgia has 250,000

Yerevan and Tbilisi think that bilateral trade and economic
cooperation fails to meet their potential. Last year bilateral trade
amounted to $43.2 million, a source in the Armenian government office
told Itar-Tass. Georgia supplies nitric fertilizers, petroleum
products, gas and knitted wear, while Armenia supplies electricity,
trucks and construction materials. Armenian businessmen are
interested in the Georgian market. Twenty-five ventures with Armenian
capital are functioning in Georgia nowadays.