Six documents will be signed during the
Armenian visit by President Vladimir Putin, TASS learnt from deputy
head of the presidential office Sergey Prikhodko.
Six documents are now under preparation. However, according to
the presidential aide, fewer agreements will be possibly signed. “If
some agreements are not signed, this will happen over bureaucratic
hitches and delays,” Prikhodko continued.
He emphasized at the same time that “bureaucratic hitches and
delays” may happen during routine work and will not be provoked
The presidential aide added that following the bilateral talks, Putin
and Armenian President Robert Kocharyan will sign a Treaty on
“long-term economic cooperation for the period of up to 2010”.
According to Prikhodko, Russia has signed such documents with
most CIS countries.
During the visit, the sides will also sign an intergovernmental
agreement on “principles of cooperation between administrations
(governments) of subjects of the Russian Federation and regional
administrations of Armenia”.
In Prikhodko’s opinion, this document is necessary for the two
countries so that “all diversity of regional relations should be
recorded in the present normative base” and so that ” relations
should be stimulated not only at the central level but also between
“On the one hand, we shall put things in order, and on the other, an
additional impetus will be given to cooperation,” he summed up.
Prikhodko said that the Russian and Armenian sides will possibly
sign also the following intergovernmental agreements: “cooperation in
tourism”, “mutual recognition of documents on education, scientific
degrees, scientific titles”, “cooperation in the gas industry” and
“encouragement of mutual protection of capital investments”.