YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The Armenian President’s visit to Turkmen’stan was almost overshadowed by anonymous ill-wishers who rang the local law-enforcement agencies literally half an hour before the plane was due to land and warned that a bomb planted on board the presidential aircraft would blow up right after Kocharian’s plane landed in the Turkmen capital.
A correspondent for Turkmen’stan. Ru discovered the news from one of the members of the Armenia delegation. The information was conveyed immediately to the presidents of both countries–decided not to react to the warning.
The plane carrying the Armenian delegation landed in the Turkmen capital of Ashkabad as planned. President Kocharian smilingly stated–"no threats or feeble jokes will get in the way of the friendship between the Armenian and Turkmen peoples".