YEREVAN. – Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is hopeful that Armenia’s relations with the United States will intensify; he told this to reporters on Monday.
“Sadly, our interactions with the US are not so intense,” he noted. “[But] I hope that they will intensify in the upcoming period (…). I can say that we are preparing for intensive interactions.”
And when asked whether Russia was “envious” of Armenia’s relations with other superpowers, Pashinyan stressed that he had not gotten such an impression.
“As I’ve said, our [Armenia’s] relations and my personal relations with our partners are very direct, sincere, without ‘dark corners.’ And I’m happy that a climate of mutual trust has been formed with our partners—including Russia, [Russian President] Vladimir Putin,” the Armenian acting PM added. “But that doesn’t mean that we have the same viewpoint on everything and about everything; [that] we agree on everything. It means that we mutually understand each other’s viewpoints, and I’m confident that [we] both are sincere.”