During a working visit to St. Petersburg, President Vhagn Khachaturian met with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
“Armenia is not only our partner, it is our strategic ally, we appreciate it,” President Putin said.
“We understand everything that is happening in Armenia and the surrounding area. We are determined to develop our partnership. We are interested in establishing a stable situation in the region that guarantees development,” he continued.
“I hope our meeting today will also contribute to that,” he said.
President Khachaturian in turn noted: “I was in St. Petersburg a long time ago. I visited a lot during the years of the Soviet Union, it was from the 1980s to 1992. It’s an opportunity to see how the city has changed, and as a former mayor, I can estimate that the city is really beautiful. Even then, I remember those moments: there was no such purity, such beauty.
“As for the Saint Petersburg conference, I am attending it for the first time, but as an economist I have always followed it and very much appreciated it, because there are very interesting discussions on the economic level. Thank you for the invitation,” President Khachaturian said.
“The Armenian people appreciate your efforts to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. I can say that your efforts to end the war are appreciated not only by me personally, but also by the Armenian people. It was very important that the war be stopped. It is very important for us that the agreements reached are respected,” he continued.
The Armenian President underlined the historic friendship and expressed the hope that brotherly relations will continue in the future.
A wide range of issues on the Armenian-Russian agenda were discussed at the meeting.