Kocharian Discusses Armenian Russian Cooperation During Moscow Visit

MOSCOW (Itar-Tass)–During the Moscow talks of Prime Minister Robert Kocharian–the Russian and Armenian sides considered in detail various aspects of bilateral trade and economic cooperation– paying special attention to the further development in the fuel and power field–the solution to problems of the settlement of debts and the extension of a new state credit to Armenia.

This was stated by Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Valery Nesterushkin at a briefing Thursday.

The Armenian prime minister was on a working visit to Moscow this week and held talks with Russian Premier Viktor Chernomyrdin– as well as Deputy Chairman of the Russian government Valery Serov. During these talks the sides stressed that "relations between the two states have been steadily developing–which will be fixed in the Treaty on Friendship–Cooperation and Mutual Aid–planned for signing during an official visit to Moscow of Levon Ter-Petrosyan on August 28-30," said Nesterushkin.

According to the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry–the sides considered international issues of mutual interest.

"It was noted that Russia and Armenia have established close cooperation within the framework of the Commonwealth," Nesterushkin pointed out.


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