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Russia's Transport Minister: New period in Russia-Armenia relations aimed at joint future

December 02, 2013, 12:15 UTC+3 YEREVAN
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YEREVAN, December 02. /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian-Armenian relations begin a new, very important period aimed at joint future, development, co-chair of the intergovernmental commission on the economic cooperation with Armenia, Russia’s Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov said during the ceremony of unveiling a monument to the Russian-Armenian friendship, which featured Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan.

“The relations between Russia and Armenia are gaining the strategic importance, which is symbolized by the current top-level visit,” the minister said. “The state visit of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to Armenia means our history opens a new, very important period, which is aimed at joint future, at development.”

“Today is a truly important day in the history of the Russia-Armenia relations, which have very old historic roots.”

“The unveiling in Yerevan of the monument to the Russian-Armenian friendship symbolizes the ancient history, the friendship ties, the mutual assistance, which for the many-many centuries have been characteristic for the relations between our peoples,” the Russian minister said.

Those relations “to a big extent have based on the Christian morality, which is symbolized by the cross in the center of this sculpture group,” Sokolov said.

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