Armenia places significant importance on its relations with the Russian Federation, aiming for a foundation of mutual respect, dignity, and adherence to legal obligations. Hakob Arshakyan, Deputy Speaker of the Armenian National Assembly and head of the Armenian-Russian inter-parliamentary commission, emphasized this during a National Assembly announcement on October 3.
“We are not aiming for any unfriendly action towards Russia or its leader, which, unfortunately, our Russian partners are trying to accuse us of,” he said.
Arshakyan stressed that the issues discussed in the inter-parliamentary commission are based on the interests of both countries and their peoples. He accused some figures in the Armenian opposition of trying to exploit interstate tensions for domestic political gain.
Regarding the Rome Statute, Arshakyan noted that it aligns with Armenia's interests, and there is a mechanism for resolving all bilateral issues. He expressed hope that the opportunity to sign a bilateral agreement is still available and urged Russian partners not to miss this opportunity.
Arshakyan acknowledged that disagreements and tensions can occur between friends, relatives, partner countries, and even relatives but believes that such tensions are temporary and can be resolved.