YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–On August 31–President of Armenia Robert Kocharian marked his 46th birthday anniversary. On this occasion–president of Russia Vladimir Putin sent the Armenian president a congratulatory message–which reads.
"Accept my sincere congratulations on your birthday. I am sure that your forthcoming visit to Moscow will give a new impulse to the development of the Russian-Armenian friendly relations–as well as to the versatile and mutually beneficial cooperation between our nations–based on centuries-old friendship.
"I wish you success in discharging your duties of high responsibility–sound health–happiness and prosperity."