Speaker of the National Assembly (NA), Alen Simonyan, on Saturday received the Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly Russia, Yury Vorobyov, who is in Armenia within the framework of Friday’s 36th meeting of the interparliamentary commission on cooperation between the Armenian NA and the Russian Federal Assembly.
The interlocutors highlighted the active cooperation between the legislative bodies of Armenia and Russia, and stressed the importance of holding meetings of interparliamentary and intergovernmental commissions.
"I hope that yesterday's meeting was effective and its results will strengthen the strategic partnership and cooperation between Armenia and Russia," said Simonyan, referring to the aforesaid meeting and the signing—on the margins of this meeting—of a memorandum of cooperation between Tavush Province of Armenia and Krasnoyarsk region of Russia.
Alen Simonyan and Yury Vorobyov discussed regional security and some other issues of mutual interest.
And reflecting on the actions of Azerbaijan, the NA speaker: "In order to prevent the threat of a humanitarian disaster hanging over the people of Nagorno-Karabakh, in the context of the demand for efforts to restore normal movement through the Lachin corridor, I would like to specifically note that we expect active steps and targeted statements from our international partners, and first of all, from the Russian Federation, whose peacekeeping contingent is stationed in Nagorno-Karabakh."