Armenian premier asks Russia to help open border with Turkey

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3 Oct 04

1 October: Armenian Prime Minister Andranik Markaryan today received
Russian Federation Council Speaker Sergey Mironov.

Speaking about Armenia's involvement in regional transport and
economic programmes, Markaryan said that Armenia was expecting some
help from Russian deputies, particularly, in the opening of the
Armenian-Turkish border, the Tbilisi-Gyumri-Kars railway and other
important problems.

Markaryan spoke about the number one measures which, in Armenia's
opinion, could help develop economic cooperation between the two
countries in the future.

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