President Serzh Sargsyan received today the delegation headed by Valentina Matvienko, Chairwoman of the Council of Federation of the Russian Federal Assembly.
President Sargsyan once again offered condolences over the crash of the Russian airliner in Egypt, which claimed a number of human lives. The President offered to pay tribute to the memory of the victims with a minute of silence.
The parties discussed the issues on the comprehensive bilateral agenda and considered the future steps towards the deepening and reinforcement of the Armenian-Russian strategic partnership. They emphasized the activity of the Armenian-Russian Inter-Parliamentary Commission.
The interlocutors attached importance to decentralized cooperation, which, they said, is enhanced by the conduct of regular inter-regional forums. President Sargsyan welcomed Valentina Matvienko’s participation in the fourth Armenian-Russian Inter-Regional Forum due in Yerevan tomorrow.
According to President Sargsyan, the forum is an important platform for the discussing urgent issues, developing effective mechanisms and determining new perspectives of decentralized cooperation.
The Armenian President and the Chairwoman of the Russian Council of Federation exchanged views on urgent international issues and regional challenges, the current stage of negotiation on the Karabakh conflict.