ARMENIAN AND GEORIGAN PRIME MINISTERS OBSERVE HIGH LEVEL OF FRIENDSHIP AND COOPERATION BETWEEN TWO COUNTRIES AND PEOPLES
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ARKA News Agency
Armenia July 10 2006

Prime Ministers of Armenia and Georgia Andranik Margaryan and Zurab Nogaideli pointed out a high level of friendship and cooperation between the two countries and peoples. The press service and public relations department of the Armenian government reported that during the meeting in Batumi the Prime Ministers expressed satisfaction with the intensification of bilateral relations and contacts at different levels over the last period. They also expressed confidence that during the working visit of the Armenian Prime Minister and the sitting of the Armenian-Georgian intergovernmental commission for the issues of economic cooperation, a wide scope of issues on various areas of mutual interest will be discussed, possible ways for their solution will be found, and also new proposals, aimed at further development of economic relations between the countries will be worked out. The Prime Ministers pointed out with satisfaction that a number of decisions of the previous sitting of the commission were fulfilled. In particular, the agreements "On International Automobile Communication Between Armenia and Georgia" and "On Cooperation of Armenian and Georgian Governments In Combat Against Theft Of Transportation Means and Assurance Of Their Return" have already been signed. Besides this, the railway communication Yerevan-Tbilisi-Batumi-Yerevan was opened. They also pointed out a considerable progress in specifying the Armenian-Georgian frontier. Margaryan and Nogaideli also discussed the problem of operating regional railways. They agreed to create a joint working group, particularly for finding a possibility and expediency of resumption of the railway Kars (Turkey) - Gyumri (Armenia) - Tbilisi. Margaryan visited Batumi on July 7 to participate in the regular fifth sitting of the Armenian-Georgian intergovernmental commission for economic development. R.O. -0--