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YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Armenian Prime Minister Vazgen Sargssian met with his Ukrainian counterpart Valery Pustovoytenko Thursday during his visit to Kiev Thursday. Sargssian and an Armenian delegation were participating in the international INOGATE conference held in the Ukrainian capital. The sides discussed a wide range of issues concerning trade and economic relations between the two countries with the interest of intensifying mutual cooperation.

The Ukrainian Embassy in Armenia announced in a press release that the two heads of government approved the work of the bilateral commission on economic cooperation whose meeting ended in Kiev the previous day. The two high-ranking officials agreed to take personal steps to make sure the agreemen’s will be fulfilled.

Pustovoytenko suggested that the Armenian side should consider the advisability of coordinating and signing a ten-year long-term program of economic cooperation between Ukraine and Armenia.

At the end of the talk–Pustovoytenko gave his Armenian counterpart an official invitation to visit Ukraine at any convenient time.

Armenia’s defense minister Vagharshak Haroutiunian also met with his Ukrainian counterpart Alexander Kuzmuk. Haroutiunian visited the command post of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense as well as the Military Lyceum of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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