New Meeting Of Russian And Armenian Presidents

NEW MEETING OF RUSSIAN AND ARMENIAN PRESIDENTS

RIA Novosti

2005-03-25 12:44

YEREVAN, March 25 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin
and Armenian President Robert Kocharyan will discuss in Yerevan the
perspectives for trade development, issues concerning the reformation
of the CIS as well as participation in Eurasec and the Collective
Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

“The key issue of the talks is the current state and perspectives for
the development of trade and economic cooperation – projects in the
spheres of energy, non-ferrous metallurgy, banking, construction,
transportation as well as the implementation of the agreement
“property as repayment of debt and expansion of the military-technical
cooperation,” a source in the Russian President’s administration said.

According to him, the presidents pay special attention to the
issues concerning the reformation of the CIS as well as the mutually
beneficial participation of Russia and Armenia in Eurasec and the CSTO.

Moreover, “Putin and Kocharyan will discuss issues concerning the
coordination of efforts on such important directions as the elimination
of international terrorism and extremism threats, provision of security
and stability in the Caucasus and solution of regional problems,”
the source added.

“The agenda of the meeting also includes issues concerning the
humanitarian cooperation, deepening of contacts between people of the
two states, interaction of public organizations, as well as promotion
of the Russian language in Armenia and of Armenian in Russia,” the
source noted.

The schedule of the visit also envisages the meeting of Vladimir Putin
with His Holiness Garegin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos
of All Armenians.

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