Armenian president keen to see Russia making full use of Yerevan enterprises
Mediamax news agency
15 Dec 04
Armenian President Robert Kocharyan said today that he attaches great
importance to the meeting of the Armenian-Russian intergovernmental
commission, planned for the end of December in Moscow, “during which
resolutions are expected to be found to speed up the process of
putting into operation the enterprises that have been transferred to
Russian Federation ownership to repay Armenian debts”.
The Armenian president talked about this today at a meeting with the
speaker of the Russian State Duma, Boris Gryzlov, who is in Yerevan on
an official visit, Mediamax agency reports.
The sides in particular declared the need for active work to modernize
and to put into full operation the Yerevan Mars [radio electronics]
plant. Boris Gryzlov said that the Russian side regards the issue of
Mars as paramount and is already debating the possibility of placing
orders at the plant.
The Armenian president and speaker of the lower house of the Russian
parliament also considered issues connected with stepping up transport
links between the two countries.