Kocharian meets Chinese FM

Oct 19 2004


YEREVAN, OCTOBER 19, ARMENPRESS: President Kocharian received
today the visiting foreign minister of China Lee Jaosin and members
of the Chinese delegation. Kocharian’s press service said the foreign
minister conveyed to Kocharian the greetings of the Chinese president
Hu Zintao. The minister also said China gives great importance to
developing diverse relations with Armenia and appreciates highly
Kocharian’s personal contributions to boosting bilateral ties.
Kocharian in turn voiced his satisfaction with the growing
cooperation with China. According to the Armenian president, the
absence of political problems between the two nations provides them
with good development prospects. Kocharian also singled out China’s
and Armenia’s close cooperation within international organizations,
saying both have virtually the same positions on many key issues.
China’s foreign minister discussed economic cooperation with prime
minister Andranik Margarian, who underscored high-level exchange
visits for enhancing bigger trade between the two countries. Among
priority areas the two mentioned chemistry, energy and agriculture.
Other areas of possible cooperation include science, technology,
education and culture, health and tourism. Noting with satisfaction
the growth in bilateral trade circulation during the first quarter of
the running year, the Chinese FM reaffirmed Chinese determination to
make large scale investment in Armenia.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress