Russia is an important factor in ensuring stability and security in the South Caucasus, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at a meeting with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on a Tuesday. Addressing the President of the Russian Federation, Pashinyan noted in particular that his visit has not only practical, but also symbolic significance.
In April this year, the countries will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. According to the prime minister, these relations are at a very high level.
“We really are in constant contact, we meet very often and talk on the phone. The agenda of bilateral relations is very rich, starting with the economy and ending with culture and education,” Pashinyan said.
The head of the Armenian government also emphasized the military-technical cooperation between the two countries. He recalled that Russia is a strategic partner and ally of Armenia. The parties closely cooperate within the framework of the EAEU, the CIS and the CSTO. Pashinyan reiterated the personal role of Vladimir Putin in the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh in November 2020.
According to him, the Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh, in general, cope with the task assigned to them, ensuring the safety of the inhabitants of the region.
At the same time, he believes that it is necessary to look for mechanisms to increase the effectiveness of the Russian peacekeeping contingent. “The main issue of our region is the settlement of the Karabakh problem. We will also talk about this today,” Pashinyan said.