Head of Russian presidential administration starts visit to Armenia

Public Television of Armenia, Yerevan
30 May 05

[Presenter] The head of the Russian presidential administration,
Dmitriy Medvedev, has arrived in Yerevan. Talking to reporters at
Yerevan's Erebuni airport, Medvedev said that the further development
of Armenian-Russian relations would be discussed during the visit.

Medvedev will hold meetings with Armenian President Robert Kocharyan,
Defence Minister Serzh Sarkisyan, his Armenian counterpart [Artashes
Tumanyan] and other high-ranking officials on 31 May.

He also answered questions concerning the possible redeployment
of Russian military equipment from Georgia to Armenia and the
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline.

[Dmitriy Medvedev, captioned, in Russian with Armenian voice-over]
You know that is a difficult question and first of all it must be
discussed between Russia and Georgia. But there are aspects which
are worth discussing with our other neighbours as well. Energy issues
will also be discussed.

We normally accepted the launch of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan. Let it
work and may God make it economically profitable.