Russia Federation Council delegation to visit Armenia

ITAR-TASS News Agency
October 1, 2004 Friday


By Lyudmila Yermakova

The Federation Council's delegation headed by Speaker Sergei Mironov
leaves on Friday for an official visit to Armenia.

It is a return visit to be paid at the request of Armenian National
Assembly head Artur Bagdasaryan, Mironov told Itar-Tass.

Under discussion will be the whole range of issues related to
bilateral relations and international problems. In short, the plans
are tight and diverse, the Federation Council head noted.

The delegation is planned to meet with Armenian President Robert
Kocharyan, Prime Minister Andranik Markaryan and Catholicos Garegin
II, visit Yerevan's State University and lay flowers at the memorial
to victims of the 1915 genocide.

The members of the Federation Council, which is a house of regions,
will attend the opening of the centre for Armenian-Russian
interregional cooperation assistance.

The agreement to open the centre was reached last spring at the
conference in Samara on Russian-Armenian interregional
cooperation. The forum noted that ties between regions were a very
important factor to consolidate comprehensive relations between the
two countries.

The Russian parliamentarians will also visit Russian Motorised
Infantry Regiment 123 deployed in Armenia.
From: Baghdasarian