US Ready To Help Armenia In Energy Sector

UNITED STATES READY TO HELP ARMENIA IN ENERGY SECTOR

ArmInfo News Agency, Armenia
Oct 12 2005

YEREVAN, OCTOBER 12. ARMINFO. During their meeting in the United States
Armenia’s Energy Minister Armen Movissyan and US Energy Secretary
Samuel Bodman discussed the possibility of holding an Armenian-US
energy forum.

The press service of Armenia’s Foreign Ministry reports that the forum
will involve private organizations and financial structures for their
supporting Armenia in the energy sector. Armenia hopes that the US
will help it ensure the safety of its atomic power plant and develop
sources alternative to it, Movsissyan said noting that the plant will
be closed only after alternative sources are created.

Bodman said that the US will consider ways to support Armenia and is
interested in the construction of the Iran-Armenia gas pipeline.

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