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YEREVAN, June 23. /ITAR-TASS/. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said at a meeting with visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday that Armenia was set for an active and serious cooperation with Russia.
The president said he was positive that “the current visit of the Russian foreign minister will be fruitful and turn into an important step toward the enhancement of the allied relationship between the two states.”
According to the president, the agreements reached during the official visit of President Vladimir Putin to Armenia last year on December 2 and the bilateral meeting between the presidents on May 8 in Moscow “enriched the bilateral agenda.”“Undoubtedly, the implementation of these agreements will boost all spheres of cooperation between Russia and Armenia, ranging from the coordination in the foreign policy sector to cooperation in the humanitarian sphere,” Sargsyan said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov extended greeting from Putin to Sargsyan and briefed the president on his meeting earlier in the day with Armenian counterpart Eduard Nalbandyan.
He said that among the issues discussed with the Armenian top diplomat was the issue on Armenia’s joining the Eurasian Economic Union, which will become operational within the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan from January 1, 2015.
The two ministers also discussed the issue of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement.
Nagorno-Karabakh sought independence from Azerbaijan at the end of the 1980s, which resulted in a war between Azerbaijan and Armenia that claimed the lives of 25,000-30,000 people between 1988 and 1994. Since then, the territory has been controlled by Armenia.
The OSCE Minsk Group, which comprises Russia, France and the United States, acts as a mediator in the conflict.