Oct 18 2004
Armenian leader, U.S. diplomat favor expanding economic links
Yerevan. (Interfax) – Armenian President Robert Kocharian and U.S.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Laura Kennedy, who is currently
on a visit to Yerevan, agreed on the importance of intensifying the
economic component of bilateral relations, the Armenian presidential
press service told Interfax.
Kocharian thanked the American government for assistance it has
provided to Armenian reform. “We are sure that only with free trade
and free economic relations, and as low level of corruption as
possible can we set up conditions in which our citizens can fully put
their potential into practice,” Kocharian said.
The Armenian president and the U.S. diplomat also discussed regional
issues, in particular, efforts to settle the problem of