PM Pashinyan receives RF Deputy Prime Minister: Armenian-Russian cooperation agenda, situation in Artsakh discussed
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Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received RF Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk. Greeting the guest, Prime Minister Pashinyan congratulated the Russian Deputy Premier on the New Year and noted the importance of his visit in the context of Armenian-Russian cooperation and the situation in Artsakh.
The Armenian Prime Minister highlighted the role that the Russian Federation played in the cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh and the establishment of the ceasefire, noting that the presence of the Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh is an important factor and a guarantee of security. Nikol Pashinyan praised President Vladimir Putin’s efforts and Russia’s constructive role in stabilizing the situation in Artsakh.
Congratulating the Armenian Prime Minister on New Year and Christmas holidays, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister conveyed warm greetings on behalf of RF Premier Mikhail Mishustin. He noted that Russia confirms its support to the friendly Armenian people during this difficult period and is interested in continuing the programs aimed at the development of the Armenian-Russian strategic cooperation.
Nikol Pashinyan and Alexey Overchuk discussed issues related to the current situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, humanitarian assistance to Artsakh, the exchange of prisoners and the bodies of the dead, as well as a wide range of issues on the agenda of Armenian-Russian relations. Consistency in the prisoner exchange efforts was emphasized during the meeting.
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia and the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation referred to cooperation between the two states in various fields, including the economy, energy, development of transport infrastructure and the fight against COVID-19.