Presidents of Armenia, Russia exchange messages on 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations

The Presidents of Armenia and Russia Serzh Sargsyan and Vladimir Putin have exchanged messages on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

“This remarkable event marked the start of a new stage in the centuries-old Armenian-Russian relations of friendship, brotherhood and mutual support, and formed the ground for allied strategic partnership between Armenia and Russia,” President Sargsyan said in a message to his Russian counterpart.

“The relations between Armenia and Russia are on the highest level today, and stand out for active political dialogue, effective coordination of steps on bilateral, regional and global platforms, joint efforts to ensure peace and security in the South Caucasus,” President Sargsyan said.

“We have made important decisions on furthering joint projects in the economic, humanitarian and other domains. Russia and Armenia have made a significant contribution to the Eurasian integration process, reinforcement of cooperation within the framework of the CSTO, CIS and other structures,” he noted.

The President voiced confidence that the multifaceted Armenian-Russian relations would continue to deepen embracing new spheres of productive cooperation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said, in turn, that “we have managed to raise the Russian-Armenian relations to the high level of allied cooperation based on the long-standing traditions of friendship and mutual respect.”

“The political dialogue is developing dynamically, joint projects are being implemented in the economic, scientific-technical, humanitarian and other domains,” Putin said. He hailed the cooperation within Eurasian integration frameworks, coordination of efforts in fighting urgent threats and challenges to regional security.

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