ARMENIA, RUSSIA CONSIDER CUSTOMS STATIONS NECESSARY FOR OPERATION OF FERRY SERVICE

YEREVAN, May 31. /ARKA/. RA Minister of Defense, Co-Chairman of the
Armenian-Russian Economic Cooperation Commission Serge Sargsyan
has held a meeting with Head of the RF Presidential Staff Dmitry
Medvedev. The Information and Propaganda Department, RA Ministry
of Defense, reports that the sides emphasized that the Russian
President Vladimir Putin's visit was an impetus to more effective
settlement of a number of issues. Speaking of the current level of
Armenian-Russian economic cooperation, Sargsyan pointed out that about
160 intergovernmental, and interagency agreements are currently in
effect. The sides pointed out main directions that require specific
steps. In particular, the sides pointed out the necessity of putting
into operation a ferry service, which is of vital importance for
Armenia.

Pointing out a high level of bilateral relations in the defense
sphere, the sides stressed the importance of intensifying traditional
Armenian-Russia cultural and humanitarian ties. P.T. -0--