YEREVAN–President Robert Kocharian congratulated President George W. Bush on his reelection to office–in a letter to Bush released by his office on Thursday.
"Accept my warmest congratulations in connection with your reelection as president of the United States of America," Kocharian said–"I anticipate a further strengthening of the already extensive relations between our countries in the next four years."
Kocharian thanked the US for its continuing economic assistance to Armenia–particularly the Bush administration’s decision to include the country in the Millennium Challenge Account program that has made it eligible for additional assistance. He also noted Washington’s active involvement in international efforts to resolve the Mountainous Karabagh conflict.
"We hope to register serious progress in that process during your second term in office," Kocharian said.