YEREVAN, March 24 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Mrs. Putin have arrived in Yerevan, Armenian capital, on a two-day routine visit. Meeting them at the Zvartnotz airport were the host country’s President Robert Kocharyan, Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan, and Defense Minister Serge Sarkisyan.
Robert and Bella Kocharyan are treating Vladimir and Lyudmila Putin to supper on the private presidential residence tonight.
Tomorrow, the two presidents are meeting at the negotiation table. Gareghin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, will receive Mr. Putin afterwards. President Putin will next appear at a gala opening of the Year of Russia in Armenia.