May 17, 2022 - 10:42 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a private conversation with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin Monday, May 16.
Putin said the two are in constant touch, discussing issues of bilateral agenda and regional issues.
"However, there are always numerous questions, which obviously indicates the intensity of our dialogue. At the beginning of our bilateral talks, I would like to note that over the past year we have seen a significant increase in trade turnover, investments continue, and we continue to work actively on the settlement of the Karabakh conflict in the trilateral format, together with our Azerbaijani partners. There are many issues, I am glad to have the opportunity to meet you and talk about all topics," Purin said.
Pashinyan noted that the bilateral agenda between the two countries is so packed that the two could meet "more often".
"We are in constant touch, we often have telephone conversations. In terms of the economy, I would like to note that after a certain decline in March, intensification of bilateral economic ties is noticeable. We see investment interest from Russian businesses. And I know that in this issue you are also encouraging Russian businessmen to invest in Armenia," Pashinyan said.
"Of course, I hope that today we will discuss issues related to regional security, stability, the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as the important role of the OSCE Minsk Group, as we mentioned in our joint statement. I would like to share some information with you."
Pashinyan and Putin earlier participated in the 30th anniversary summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in Moscow.