Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan on two-day visit Russia

UAE – Dec 25 2023

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will pay a two-day visit to Russia, the RIA Novosti news agency quoted the Armenian government’s press service as saying on Monday.

Pashinyan will take part in a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council on December 25, and the next day will participate in an informal meeting of CIS heads of state, RIA Novosti reported.

Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Caucasus neighbors have been locked in a decades-long conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which Azerbaijan reclaimed after a lightning offensive against Armenian separatists in September.

Both countries have said a peace agreement could be signed by the end of the year, but peace talks — mediated separately by the European Union, the United States, and Russia — have seen little progress.