Russia’s Lavrov to visit Armenia on June 22-23

Russia’s Lavrov to visit Armenia on June 22-23

YEREVAN, June 12. /ARKA/. Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov will pay an official visit to Armenia on June 22-23 invited by his Armenian counterpart Eduard Nalbandyan, the press office of Armenian foreign ministry reported.

Lavrov is expected to meet with Armenia’s president Serzh Sargsyan in Yerevan; the two countries’ foreign ministries will have negotiations.

Implementation of the agreements reached during Russian president Vladimir Putin’s December 2 2013 visit to Armenia, as well as further development of the allied partnership between the countries are on the agenda of the meetings.

The press office of the Russian foreign ministry said Russia-Armenia multilayered counteraction is peaking today.

Trade turnover between the countries rose by 10.6% to 1.35 billion dollars as of the end of 2013, according to the report. Russia remains the biggest investor in the Armenian economy: its investments total 3.2 billion dollars, and there are about 1,300 with Russian capital in the country today, says the report. The expected accession of Armenia in the Eurasian integration process will help bring the bilateral cooperation to a new level.

During Lavrov’s visit, the sides will perform a “time check” on a number of global and regional issues. The foreign ministries have an efficient dialogue established both at a bil;ateral basis and within the CIS, CSTO, UNO, OSCE, Council of Europe and BSEC. Lavrov’s visit to Armenia will give a renewed impetus to close and mutually advantageous cooperation between the countries, the Russian foreign ministry said. –0—

12:05 12.06.2014

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