President Serzh Sargsyan attended the Armenia-Russia: Friendship Forged over Centuries exhibition at the National Gallery of Armenia, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation.
The exhibition was opened by RA Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Accompanied by the two countries’ Foreign Ministers, other officials and guests, the President of Armenia viewed the archival documents and photos representing the Armenian-Russian cooperation in different spheres of activity.
Then, in the presence of President Sargsyan, a stamp canceling ceremony was held with two stamps released on the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation. The stamps were cancelled by the Armenian and Russian Foreign Ministers and the RA Minister of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies.
The Presidents of Armenia sent a greeting message on the opening of the exhibition:
“The title of the exhibition dedicated to the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation reflects the true nature of our strategic partnership. For the past quarter of a century, Armenian-Russian relations have been brought to the highest level, covering all spheres of interstate cooperation.
A comprehensive legal framework has been set up, based on the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance between the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation, the 20th anniversary of which was marked in August, as well as on the Allied Partnership Declaration aiming the 21st Century.
The Armenian-Russian strategic interaction is marked with high mutual trust-fostered political dialogue. We are keen to develop foreign policy coordination in the international arena within multilateral frameworks. We are making joint efforts to build up partnerships in defense and military-technical fields, develop effective cooperation in trade-economic, energy and transport sectors. Interregional ties are being strengthened and deepened; cooperation is being expanded in the fields of culture, science and education.
It is crucial that the Armenian-Russian exchanges involve millions of people, the business and scientific communities, youth and public structures. The ongoing interaction opens up new opportunities and prospects, which imply consistent work on the strengthening of allied partnership for the benefit of our two peoples, in the best interest of security and stability in the South Caucasus.
I would like to thank all those who have contributed to this all-comprehensive and interesting exhibition.”