YEREVAN, January 14 (RIA Novosti, Gamlet Matevosyan) – Armenian Prime Minister Andranik Markaryan said Yerevan had agreed with Moscow to postpone the increase of natural gas price till April 1, 2006.
“This is highly important for us in order to live through hard winter months,” he said.
According to a preliminary agreement, the price of the Russian natural gas for Armenia will be raised from $54 to $110 per 1,000 cu m, Markaryan said.
He added that final agreements would be reached during the Armenian president’s visit to Moscow in late January.
Robert Kocharyan will visit the Russian capital to attend the opening ceremony of the Year of Armenia in Russia.