Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
by David Stepanyan
Many problems have been accumulated between Armenia and Russia which need discussion and adoption of decisions for enhancing of our relations, and of course, for positive processes, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan said during the meeting with President of Russia, Vladimir Putin in Novo-Ogarevo, 3 September, as an official website of the Kremlin reported.
"The relations between Armenia and Russia have been built at centuries-long traditions of friendship and fraternity between the peoples of our countries. And I am confident that these relations will go on developing in the course of mutual understanding, according to the Treaty for Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance. I am confident that every generation of the Armenians and the Russians should do their bit in the history of these relations. We value these relations and shall do everything possible for their development. This is an absolute priority for us", - President Sargsyan said.
At the same time. president of Armenia said several problems are available in the relations between Armenia and Russia which need to be resolved, for these relations to raise to a new higher level. He added that he arrived in Moscow just for this reason.
For his part, President of Russia Vladimir Putin thanked his Armenian counterpart for accepting an invitation and said he is happy for the intensively developing relations between the two countries practically in all the directions. "We have frequent contacts between our parliaments, governments, business-structures. To be honest, I hope for the positive result in this context as well. As for the economy, commodity circulation has grown by more than 23%. Russia remains the first trade and economic partner of Armenia, and this tendency will be preserved", - Putin said.