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Russian PM, Armenian president to discuss joint projects

March 14, 2017, 8:27 UTC+3 MOSCOW

On March 15, President Serzh Sargsyan is expected to hold talks with Vladimir Putin

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MOSCOW, March 14. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and visiting President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia are expected to discuss issues of bilateral trade and economic cooperation on Tuesday. Sargsyan arrives in Moscow on a two-day official visit at President Vladimir Putin’s invitation.

"In the course of the conversation, Dmitry Medvedev and Serzh Sargsyan will consider the pressing issues of Russian-Armenian cooperation, including joint trade and investment projects," the press service of the Russian cabinet of ministers said, making emphasis on a discussion of projects in the energy sector.

On Wednesday, March 15, Sargsyan is expected to hold talks with Vladimir Putin.

"At the summit talks, the two leaders will look at the crucial issues of bilateral cooperation and trade, as well as cultural and humanitarian exchanges and Eurasian integration processes," the Kremlin press service said.

"Apart from that, the sides will exchange opinions on the pressing regional problems and particularly on peace settlement in Nagorny Karabakh.

Armenian President’s presses service said Sargsyan’s agenda featured a trip to MGIMO Diplomatic University where he would meet speak to students and the lecturing staff.

Sargsyan is visiting Russia less than three weeks before a regular election to the country’s National Assembly. This will be the first election after the 2015 constitutional reform, in line with which the country is shifting to the parliamentary republic from the presidential one.

A total of five parties and four electoral blocs are claiming seats in the national assembly and the right-off-center conservative Republican Party led by Serzh Sargsyan is one of them. Standing at the top of the party list is Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan.

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