RA President Received Russian Transport Minister


| 16:08:04 | 13-10-2005 | Official |

Today Armenian President Robert Kocharian met with Minister
of Transport of Russia, Co-Chair of the Armenian-Russian
Inter-Governmental Commission for Economic, Scientific and Technical
Cooperation Igor Levitin.

In R. Kocharian’s words, the Commission is an important mechanism
in the Armenian-Russian relations, that were always marked with
efficiency. The parties discussed bilateral cooperation programs,
paying special attention to issues of development of energy,
transport and communication. As of restoration of communication
via the Abkhaz part of the railway, the state of the rail line and
conditions necessary for its restoration are being examined at present,
the parties said. The conditions include participation of Russia,
Georgia and Armenia as well. The parties also discussed matters of
beginning exploitation of Armenian enterprises, conveyed to Russia
within Property for Debt Treaty.

In Levitin’s words, Russia is interested in soonest exploitation of
these enterprises, so a special working group is formed to that end.