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Russian, Armenian Leaders Hail Close Ties After Moscow Meeting

16 Novembre 2017

At the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Serzh Sargsyan arrived in Moscow on a working visit.

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian has hailed his country's close ties with Russian Federation after meeting with President Vladimir Putin during a visit to Moscow to mark the Days of Armenian Culture in Russian Federation celebrations.

A Kremlin statement said the two leaders discussed "interaction of the two countries in the political and economic spheres, in the sphere of security, and humanitarian cooperation".

"Advancement of Russian-Armenian cooperation is evident in all directions", President Sarkisian said in his turn. "Close contacts between our people, cultural, educational, scientific ties are of particular important to us". He mentioned Russian law enforcement agencies returning to Armenia a painting by Mikhail Vrubel, stolen in Yerevan 22 years ago.

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Mammadyarov told reporters in Baku ahead of his trip to Moscow that Azerbaijan does not want "negotiations to be held for the sake of negotiations".

In the morning, the president of Armenia visited the Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church Diocese of Russian Federation and New Nakhijevan and the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral, according to the presidential press service. "We demand concrete results", he said.

Still, the top Russian diplomat said that worldwide issues will also be discussed during the meetings.

Armenian President Sarkisian and his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev pledged to intensify the peace process and bolster the ceasefire regime in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone when they met in the Swiss city on October 16.

Russian, Armenian Leaders Hail Close Ties After Moscow Meeting