YEREVAN, June 24. /ARKA/. Armenia’s and Russia’s deputy prime ministers Mher Grigoryan and Alexei Overchuk, who are the co-chairs of the Armenian-Russian Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation, discussed pressing issues on the bilateral agenda via video link on Tuesday, the press service of the Armenian government reported.
It said the deputy prime ministers presented the situations in their countries caused by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the results of measures to neutralize its consequences. In this regard, on behalf of the Armenian government, Grigoryan thanked the Russian Federation for the assistance provided. The Russian deputy prime minister, in turn, noted that Russia will continue to assist Armenia in the fight against coronavirus.
The two men touched upon the issues of cooperation between Armenia and Russia in the trade, economic, industrial, transport, energy, humanitarian and financial spheres.
It was agreed to hold the 20th meeting of the Armenian-Russian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation in Armenia in the third quarter of this year.
The co-chairs of the commission agreed also to instruct the relevant departments to formulate the agenda for the next meeting and ensure the effective implementation of the already approved activities.
On June 21, the first group of Russian doctors arrived in Yerevan on a special charter flight from Moscow to assist in the fight against coronavirus. About 50 Russian doctors responded to the initiative of the Ministry of Health. The arrival of the next group is scheduled for early July.
The Russian aircraft brought also medical and personal protective equipment donated to the Ministry of Health. -0-