ARMENIAN AND RUSSIAN MPs INTEND TO HOLD CONSULTATIONS ON RELATIONS
WITH NATO


YEREVAN, DECEMBER 1. ARMINFO. Armenian and Russian MPs are going to
hold consultations to overcome possible misunderstanding over
Armenia's and Russia's relations with NATO. Such a decision was made
by the Armenian-Russian interparliamentary cooperation commission.

Russian sources report that in the protocoal of their last meeting the
commissioners say that Armenian-Russian political and military
cooperation is on high level and meets the national interests of both
sides. They say that the Armenian-Russian military alliance is a key
element of regional security and should be developed in future. The
commissioners say that the military-industrial integration of Armenian
and Russian companies should be encouraged for the development of
economic cooperation in the military-technological sphere. The
commissioners have decided to enhance the cooperation of Armenian and
Russian MPs at international organizations with preliminary
consultations on topical issues to be discussed there.

The speaker of Russia's Council of Federations Sergey Mironov says
that Armenian-Russian interparliamentary relations are on high
level. But the Armenian and Russian MPs should more actively cooperate
at CIS Interparliamentary Assembly and in the framework of Caucasian
Four. Special attention should be given to joint struggle with
terrorism and the Karabakh conflict settlement.

The next meeting of the commission is to be held in Yerevan in May
2005. The key topic is the operation of the companies given by Armenia
to Russia under the Assets Against Debt program.