Armenian PM, Russian Transport Minister discuss Moscow-Yerevan bus crash

Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan received today Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov. The Prime Minister first referred to the road accident involving a passenger bus en route from Moscow to Yerevan that left 5 killed and many injured.

Expressing his deep concern over the accident, the Prime Minister said he had already instructed the heads of relevant bodies to assess the situation on the ground and take necessary measures. He expressed gratitude to the Russian party for rapid response and for the immediate assistance.

On behalf of the Russian Government, Maxim Sokolov expressed condolences to the families of the victims and presented the details of the situation and the ongoing work. He assured that the Russian party was doing the utmost to provide necessary medical and psychological assistance to those injured. He said the Deputy Transport Minister of Russia was at the site of the crash to reveal the circumstances of the accident.

The interlocutors then discussed the Armenian-Russian relations and the perspectives of their development. The parties attached importance to the expansion of cooperation and implementation of programs in the fields of agriculture, tourism, energy, IT, transport infrastructures.  In this respect they emphasized the activity of the Armenian-Russian Inter-Governmental Commission on Economic Cooperation, which is expected to hold its next sitting in Yerevan in 2017.

Karen Karapetyan and Maxim Sokolov discussed issues related to infrastructure programs of regional importance, which will contribute to the restoration and development of transit communication routes.

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