YEREVAN, MARCH 15, ARMENPRESS: Armenian deputy foreign minister Gegham Gharibjanian told Armenpress that a great variety of events which are to take place in Armenia this year within the frameworks of Russia’s Year in Armenia will contribute to further strengthening of Russian-Armenian ties. He said Russian government and parliamentary delegations will visit Armenia in 2005 and a set of business forums will be hosted by Yerevan.
Gharibjanian said every planned event will provide the Armenian society with a clear picture of Russia’s political, economic and cultural achievements and will also create a very friendly environment for both countries’ businessmen, youth organizations and scientists to establish new contacts. He said dozens of Russian artists, singers and orchestras will give concerts in Armenia.
The Russian Days will kick off in late March in Yerevan. Russian president Putin will arrive here to open them together with Armenian president Kocharian. The deputy minister said the two presidents will discuss a wide range of issues, including also the Karabagh conflict.