Putin meets Armenian president

Interfax, Russia
Jan 29 2009

Putin meets Armenian president

Davos, 29 January: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has held a
working meeting with President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia.

Putin thanked the Armenian leader for taking part in the recent
international meeting on gas industry problems, which was held in
Moscow at the initiative of Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev. "This
was a useful meeting," Putin said.

He also said he was satisfied with the pace of the development of
bilateral relations. "Russia is Armenia’s first trade economic
partner. We have a very trustful partnership and trustful political
dialogue," Putin said.

For his part, Sargsyan said that every opportunity must be used to
develop the dialogue. He said that this necessity "stems from the
interests of our peoples".

Sargsyan also said he was pleased that trade between Russia and
Armenia exceeded 1bn dollars in 2008.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS