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Nikol Pashinyan, Dmitry Medvedev meet in Saint Petersburg


Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with RF Premier Dmitry Medvedev on the margins of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council sitting in St Petersburg.

“Dear Nikolay Vovayevich, I am glad for the opportunity to see you once again following our recent World Cup-dated meeting. During today’s five-hour-long discussion, we were able to successfully discuss not only EAEU-related problems, but also issues high on the bilateral agenda, because there is always something to discuss,” Dmitry Medvedev said.

Nikol Pashinyan stated in turn: “Dear Dmitry Anatolevich, it is nice to have such an opportunity. I believe that such frequent meetings are useful in the context of Armenia’s current situation and our relations, in general, since they give an opportunity to discuss every single nuance in bilateral relations and those issues that exist, that may exist, and even those questions which are still non-existent, but for some reason they are being talked about a lot.

Issues like that are actually inexistent, and I have repeatedly said that the strategy and the overall idea of our relations are clear, there is not much room for discussion here. I think that these meetings are very useful in our relations in order to discuss ways of raising our relations to a new qualitative level. I think that both Moscow and Yerevan are sincerely interested in this, and I am glad that over the past two and a half months we had various opportunities to take up these issues.

It is obvious that our relations are developing efficiently, and I actually have no doubt that this spirit will not only continue, but will also become more effective.”

The parties discussed a number of issues related to Armenian-Russian strategic relations, including the development of economic cooperation, touched on joint programs and future plans carried out in different spheres of the economy.

Nikol Pashinyan and Dmitry Medvedev stressed the need for boosting trade turnover, and discussed issues of expanding cooperation in various fields. In this context, they highlighted the efficiency of the ongoing cooperation within the EAEU framework.

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