Armenian president confident about China ties

Armenian Radio First Programme, Yerevan
1 Oct 04


President Robert Kocharyan's state visit to the People's Republic of
China has ended. He announced in Shanghai yesterday that Armenia has a
lot to learn from China. The president familiarized himself with big
construction sites and one of the world's biggest business centres in
Shanghai.

Our countries are far away from each other, divided by vast territory,
culture and civilization, but we have a common point of view and
approaches to issues of vital importance, the Armenian president
stressed.

He expressed his confidence that Armenian-Chinese relations have
prospects of development. Robert Kocharyan is sure that the
negotiations with Chinese President Hu Jintao and other Chinese
government officials in Beijing will continue.