Armenian president decorates Ilya Klebanov with order

ITAR-TASS News Agency
January 26, 2005 Wednesday 2:52 PM Eastern Time

Armenian president decorates Ilya Klebanov with order

By Tigran Liloyan


Armenian President Robert Kocharyan decorated Ilya Klebanov, the
Russian president’s envoy in the North-Western Federal District, with
the St. Mesrop Mashots Order on Wednesday.

Klebanov received one of Armenia’s highest state awards to commend
his contribution to developing and strengthening Russian-Armenian
economic ties at a time when he chaired the Inter-governmental
commission for economic cooperation with Armenia.

The Klebanov-led Russian delegation comprises the leader of the Komi
Republic Vladimir Torlopov and representatives of the business
circles of the North-Western Federal District.

The Russian and Armenian sides discussed Russian-Armenian economic
ties. Kocharyan noted that they had become more intensive. He thinks
that ties between entrepreneurs in both countries have also grown