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YEREVAN. – Nothing can upset the allied nature of Armenian-Russian relations.

Russian Federation (RF) Ambassador Ivan Volinkin on Tuesday stated the abovementioned at the New Year reception for members of the media.

In his words, the current year has marked the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between two countries, and this introduces new dynamics to their further development.

Ambassador Volinkin added that in 2017, Armenia and Russia have made tangible contributions to integration within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union [(EAEU)], and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

Also, the diplomat pointed to the Russian-implemented projects in Armenia.

“The RF has decided to send a part of its payments to the UN to the economic assistance of Armenia,” Volinkin added, in particular. 

Furthermore, the Russian ambassador highlighted the increase in turnover between the two countries, and stressed that Armenia’s agricultural products are in demand in Russia.

And reflecting on the Meghri Free Economic Zone that opened recently in Armenia, Ivan Volinkin said it could have great prospects. In particular, as per the Russian diplomat, Armenia can become some kind of hub that will draw investments by way of establishing the enterprises of countries which do not have direct access to the EAEU market.

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