KOCHARYAN: ANY TENSION IN RUSSIAN-GEORGIAN RELATIONS IMPACTS ARMENIA

Public Radio of Armenia
Sept 30 2006

At the joint press conference with the President of France Jacques
Chirac, RA President Robert Kocharyan declared that "any tension in
Russian-Georgian relations always impacts Armenia."

"Our transport routes pass through Georgian territory, and tension
in Russian-Georgian relations in the reduction of our commodity
turnover volume, and generally has negative impact on our economy,"
RA president noted.

Robert Kocharyan expressed the hope that the tension in
Russian-Georgian relations will be settled through rapid negotiations."

"I've stated many times in Moscow and Tbilisi that Armenia is
interested in the existence of friendly relations between Georgia
and Russia," Mr. Kocharyan said.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress