Lavrov Arrives In Yerevan For Talks With Armenian Leadership


Jan 14 2010

YEREVAN, January 13 (Itar-Tass) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei
Lavrov arrived in Yerevan on Wednesday for talks with the leadership
of Armenia.

Upon his arrival the Russian minister began talks with Armenian Foreign
Minister Edvard Nalbandyan on bilateral cooperation. On Thursday,
Lavrov will meet with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.

According to the Armenian Foreign Ministry, the talks will focus on
the dynamic development of ally relations between Russia and Armenia,
the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement, as well as political, military, trade,
economic, humanitarian cooperation and relations between Russian and
Armenian regions.

A source in the Russian delegation said during the visit, Russian and
Armenian officials would exchange views on bilateral cooperation and
the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement in the context of Russia’s mediation

Commenting on the development of relations between the two countries,
Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko said: "The parties
maintain a permanent political dialogue at the high level and confirm
their drive for further strengthening of Russian-Armenian partnership."

The presidents of the two countries met several times in 2009,
Nesterenko said. In his words, Russia and Armenia do their best to
improve the legal base of relationship.

Despite the global crisis, Russian-Armenian trade, economic, military,
political, humanitarian and inter-regional interaction prove goods
tendencies, the Russian spokesman said.

"Trade and economic cooperation between Russia and Armenia facilitates
the stabilisation of the social and economic situation in the
republic. In particular, in June 2009 Armenia was provided Russia’s
long-term credit at the sum of 500 million U.S. dollars," the diplomat

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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