ARMINFO News Agency
September 30, 2005

ARMENIAN-GEORGIAN INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMISSION FOR ECONOMIC
COOPERATION CONVENES IN YEREVAN


YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 30. ARMINFO. The 4th sitting of the
Armenian-Georgian Intergovernmental Commission for Economic
Cooperation convened in Yerevan, Thursday.

The Armenian Governmental press-service reports that the results of
the third sitting and the fulfillment of the tasks were discussed at
the 4th sitting. In this connection, the two countries' foreign
ministries were instructed to hold relevant discussions once in six
months. The sitting participants agreed to activate the preparations
for an intergovernmental agreement to combat hijacking.

The Armenian Ministry for Trade and Economic Cooperation and the
Georgian Ministry for Economic Development were instructed to prepare
an agreement of mutual recognition and protection of geographical
names and trade marks by the end of the year; to form a bilateral
working group to prepare a complex of proposals for settlement of
current problems in the trade and economic cooperation; to activate
the cooperation under the agreement of cooperation between the two
countries' chambers of commerce and industry dated October 2004; to
contribute to development of cooperation and establishment of JVs; to
secure free information flow on the enterprises privatized.

The customs structures of the two states were instructed to prepare
an agreement of cooperation and mutual assistance in the customs
sphere by the end of the year. The parties agreed to prepare a
mechanism of border control to establish an uninterrupted passenger
railway communication. A proposal was made to modernize the bilateral
legal filed in the sphere of customs and border relations. The
ministries of transport and communication were to prepare a new
agreement of motor-transport communication and start its
implementation by April 1 2006. Besides, the ministries were
instructed to prepare an agreement of air communication, restore the
flight Yerevan-Batumi-Yerevan, and establish road and railways
communication between Yerevan and Batumi. The Georgian party
expressed readiness for contributing to development of train-ferry
Kavkaz-Poti.