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Armenian President Continues Moscow Visit --> Kocharian (left) meeting with Vladimir Putin on October 30 (epa) MOSCOW, October 31, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Armenian President Robert Kocharian continued his visit to Moscow today and met with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reported.

Russian Transportation Minister Igor Levitin, who is also a co-chairman of the Russian-Armenian Intergovernmental Commission on Cooperation, also attended the meeting.

The officials discussed economic cooperation and a future visit by Armenian Prime Minister Andranik Markarian to Moscow in early December.

On October 30, Kocharian met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the meeting Kocharian confirmed that Russia's state-run Gazprom gas monopoly would gain a controlling stake in Armenia's national gas-distribution company and will own the incoming gas pipeline from Iran.

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