22 January 2006 — Armenian President Robert Kocharian arrives in Moscow today for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
A deal to raise the price of Russian gas deliveries to Armenia is likely to top the agenda. The two countries have reached a preliminary agreement under which Yerevan would continue to pay Russia $56 per 1,000 cubic meters of natural gas until 1 April. The price would then rise to $110.
Putin and Kocharian should work out details of the deal today.
They will also take part in the ceremonial opening of the Year of Armenia in Russia.