MOSCOW, June 30. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated on Tuesday Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on his birthday and expressed hope for continued constructive collaboration.
In a congratulatory telegram, published on the Kremlin website, the Russian leader said that Sargsyan during the years of his state activity has gained "deserved respect among his fellow countrymen and also high authority in the international arena." "I highly appreciate your personal contribution to strengthening of friendly, allied relations between our countries," the Russian president said.
Putin recalled Sargsyan’s visit to Moscow in May to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the World War II Victory. "I’ll be happy to hold new meetings with you, continue the constructive dialogue and strong partnership for the benefit of the fraternal peoples of Russia and Armenia," the Russian leader said.
He wished Sargsyan "good health, happiness, prosperity, success and all the best."
Earlier on Tuesday, the Kremlin press service reported that the two presidents had a telephone conversation. "Discussing the issues pertaining to Russian-Armenian cooperation, both leaders noted the high, advanced level of such cooperation and also exchanged opinions on integration processes in progress within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union," the Russian presidential press service reported.