Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Armenian PM expects relations with Russian Federation to improve

Armenian PM expects relations with Russian Federation to improve

We will remind that Nikol Pashinyan on April 17 announced the beginning of the "velvet revolution" in Armenia.

"We consider Armenia, which everyone knows, as over close partner and ally in the region".

"Our aim is to concentrate a considerable portion of the human, financial, economic, spiritual and scientific potential of the [Diaspora] Armenians in Armenia and to ensure its security and sustainable development", Pashinyan told his supporters in Sochi.

Vladimir Putin in turn said that Armenia is a strategic partner of Russian Federation and one of its most important economic allies, and congratulated Pashinyan on his appointment as prime minister. Putin told Pashinyan that Russian Federation considers Armenia a key partner and ally in the region with Pashinyan assuring Putin that Armenia wants to advance and strengthen relations with Russian Federation.

Martirosyan also stressed that Putin expressed Russia's position on the further development of relations with Armenia and expressed hope that Armenia would continue to support Moscow's position in the United Nations and other worldwide organizations, and also expressed hope that there will be no serious change sin the bilateral relations. The Armenian delegation led by Pashinyan arrived in the Russian city to take part in a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.

"We have things to discuss, but there are also things that do not need any discussion", said Pashinyan.

Elsewhere, Rouhani noted the withdrawal of the U.S. from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, saying the move was against worldwide obligations and Resolution 2231 of the United Nations Security Council; "the Islamic Republic of Iran will stay in the JCPOA as long as its interests are guaranteed by the negotiating parties", he added. "I can assure you that in Armenia there is a consensus and nobody has ever doubted the importance of the strategic nature of Armenian-Russian relations".

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has made all of the appointments to the country's new government, the president's office said Saturday, Sputnik reported.

Pashinian said he hoped there would be a "new impulse for these relations", both in terms of politics and trade. "And I think this is highly valued not just by our government but in Armenian society in general". "I think [they will be held] this year", Pashinyan told reporters, Panorama.am reports.

The Head of Armenia congratulated Putin on May Day holidays.

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