News | 07.11.13 | 13:16
PUTIN TO VISIT ARMENIA NEXT MONTH, SAYS RUSSIAN-ARMENIAN TYCOON
Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a visit to Yerevan upon
the invitation of his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan early
next month, chairman of the Union of Armenians of Russia (UAR) Ara
Abrahamyan told media.
RFE/RL’s Armenian Service quoted Abrahamyan today as saying that the
Russian leader will arrive in Armenia on a working visit on December
1 or 2.
Abrahamyan also confirmed plans for an Armenian-Russian business
forum to be held in Yerevan on December 1-4. The UAR president,
who is also a leading businessman, himself will be among some 500
businessmen and local leaders expected to arrive in Armenia from
Russia ahead of Putin’s visit.
No official source either in Moscow or in Yerevan has reported about
Putin’s plans to visit Armenia yet.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has several times invited his
Russian counterpart to visit Yerevan since the latter returned to
the Kremlin as president in 2012. Several times such visits were
announced in the past, but eventually did not take place.