YEREVAN, MARCH 25, ARMENPRESS: Talking to journalists after face-to-face talks with the visiting Russian president Vladimir Putin Armenian President Robert Kocharian noted that at present the sides are trying to develop the humanitarian component of the Armenian-Russian cooperation.
“The organization of Russian year in Armenia is a serious action for which we have prepared. We decided to organize the program in a way that Armenian citizens have a full idea of today’s Russia,” said the Armenian President.
Kocharian informed that during the meeting with Putin they discussed issues on energy cooperation. The sides also discussed issues on boosting Russian business’ investment activity in Armenia. “The Armenian side hails this and we will create necessary conditions for effective work,” said Robert Kocharian.
Russian President Vladimir Putin pointed out that “The negotiations over bilateral relations, international and regional issues were very useful”.
“Armenian-Russian relations are developing stably in all the spheres of cooperation – political, economic, humanitarian,” said the Russian President, noting that the opening of Russian year in Armenia witnesses the development of relations.
The two Presidents also referred to the issues on the events dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the victory in Great Patriotic War, discussed the current situation in Kyrgyzstan and prospects for the economic development between the CIS countries.
Russian President will also meet with Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II.
Vladimir Putin also said that both Armenia and Russia are keen to have stability in the South Caucasus, to build such a climate of trust and relationships that would help to develop dynamically the economy and the social sector.
Putin said they discussed also the Karabagh conflict. “We and all our partners will be promoting the regulation of this problem,” he said and expressed hope that Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents would have another round of talks to this end.