August 10, 2014 11:45
Sargsian at meeting with Putin calls escalation on Azerbaijani-Armenian border intentional (Part 2)
BOCHAROV RUCHEI, Sochi. Aug 10 (Interfax) - Armenian President Serzh Sargsian at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin has spoken of the intentional escalation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict by Azerbaijan.
"In my own turn I will inform you in detail about the situation in our region and the causes of the intentional escalation of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border by Azerbaijan," Sargsian said at a Saturday meeting with Putin in Sochi.
Putin suggested discussing issues of the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict in the course of the meeting.
"There is an opportunity to discuss in greater detail issues related to the Karabakh settlement," Putin said.
He said that many aspects of bilateral relations are to be discussed in the course of the meeting.
"The agenda is very long, intensive," he said.
Putin stressed that Russian-Armenian relations "are of exceptionally friendly, strategic nature."
He promised informing Sargsian about progress on the work on the treaty of Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union.
On his own part Sargsian asked the Russian leader to inform him about steps taken by Russia to settle the situation in Ukraine. "We are alarmed by the situation in Ukraine and if you find it necessary, inform us about the measures taken by Russia, please," he said.
Russia is a key economic partner of Armenia. Last year trade turnover between the two countries grew 10.6% to 1.35 billion. This year the growth continued and amounted to 4.8% in Q1.
Accrued Russian investment in the Armenian economy exceeds $3.2 billion which amounts to over 50% of total foreign investment.
Russian investments are directed mainly to the energy, banking, mining and constructions sectors, communications and IT.
Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union formed by Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan is expected to give an additional impetus to the deepening of trade and investment cooperation. The work on the accession treaty is at its final stage.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
February 01, 2015
Putsch attempt in Macedonia confirms topicality of Russian proposal on OSCE document on impermissibility of coups - Moscow
Premature to assess outcome of Minsk talks - Peskov
RUSSIA AND FSU GENERAL NEWS
January 31, 2015
LPR negotiator accuses Kyiv of inability to control armed forces (Part 2)
DPR, LPR demand immediate ceasefire
DPR, LPR: Kuchma status at peace talks insufficient for signing final document
LPR negotiator accuses Kyiv of inability to control armed forces
DPR, LPR leaders to come to Minsk if Ukraine ceases fire - negotiator
PUSHILIN: ARRIVAL OF DPR, LPR LEADERS FOR MINSK TALKS CONDITIONAL ON POROSHENKO CEASEFIRE ORDER
PUSHILIN: DATE OF NEXT ROUND OF MINSK TALKS DEPENDS ON KYIV
PUSHILIN: UKRAINE REFUSES TO WITHDRAW HEAVY ARMS FROM DE FACTO SEPARATION LINE, WANTS TO STICK TO SEPT 19 LINE
PUSHILIN: ALL THAT KUCHMA'S STATUS SHOULD WARRANT IS TO PREPARE DOCUMENTS AS HE CANNOT BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THEM
DEINEGO CLAIMS THAT KYIV CANNOT CONTROL ITS ARMED FORCES, THAT THIS IS CAUSE OF FIGHTING OUTBREAK IN EAST UKRAINE