Armenian President, Russian PM hail development of bilateral relations

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President Serzh Sargsyan received today Head of Russian Government Dmitry Medvedev who is paying an official visit to Armenia.

Welcoming the guest, the President stressed that the Russian Premier’s visit came in the 25th year of establishment of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Armenia, and noted with satisfaction that huge amount of work had been done ever since.

“Our relations are distinguished by sustained political dialogue at all levels along with broad coordination of foreign policy, good work on international and regional platforms, fruitful interaction in the economic, military and military-technical spheres and specifically in the field of mutually beneficial trade. Last year we boasted a 15% growth, while the growth in trade turnover proved slightly over 23% for the past eight months of this year, which is encouraging. I am confident that your official visit will be another important step towards the furtherance of our relationship,” President Sargsyan pointed out.

Thankful for the reception, the Head of the Russian Government conveyed warm greetings and best wishes on behalf of RF President Vladimir Putin. Dmitry Medvedev noted with pleasure that the rise in bilateral commodity turnover was even greater – almost 30% – than the figure mentioned by President Serzh Sargsyan.

“This is good news that I want to share with you. Thank you for the opportunity to meet. We are partners and friends indeed; we have strongly developing ties in all areas. A short while ago, we held intergovernmental negotiations, signed key documents and stated that our relations are developing.

Moreover, in practice, there is no sphere left out of the range of interaction. For example, a very good dynamics has been recorded in the field of agricultural supplies, and Armenia is now very well poised on the Russian market. Nevertheless, it is obvious that we can build on these trends ahead.

The other sectors are developing, too, including high technologies, cooperation in security and defense and investments. We discussed the possibility of working in the free economic zone to be set up in cooperation with Iran and a number of other large-scale projects. In a word, we will work and cooperate,” Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev said.

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