Russian, Armenian Prime Ministers Meet in Moscow

MOSCOW, Russia (A.W.)— Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan is on a two-day official visit to Russia at the invitation of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The Armenian Government’s press office reported that the two met at the Gorki residence of the Russian Government on Jan. 24.

Karen Karapetyan (R) is on a two-day official visit to Russia at the invitation of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L). (Photo: Press Office of the Government of Armenia)

Karapetyan and Medvedev initially held private talks, which was then followed by an expanded meeting that featured official delegations.

In his greeting remarks, Medvedev welcomed Karapetyan on his first official visit to Russia as Armenia’s Prime Minister. He added that several documents were prepared, aimed at strengthening cooperation and building closer economic ties between the two countries.

“We will discuss an economic agenda. I want to emphasize that bilateral trade turnover has been stable despite the international situation and despite changes in energy prices. If we speak of our country’s imports and supply of products from Armenia, we stated a 70% growth last year which, to my mind, is the result of Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union and strengthened economic ties. But there are also a number of other issues—investment and humanitarian,” Medvedev said in his welcoming remarks.

During the meeting with the participation of official delegations, establishing an Armenian-Russian investment fund, in order to enable funding for the economic branches of priority to Armenia, was discussed

The meeting concluded with a number of documents aimed at strengthening cooperation between Armenia and Russia being signed.




  1. How about negotiating the construction of several factories in various regions of Armenia to help the unemployment and the local economies. What has Russia done for Armenia, considering it’s strategic relationship in the Caucasus?

  2. David, when ones puts aside their Russophobic biases and honestly takes into account Russian trade with Armenia, Russian investments in Armenia, work opportunities in Russia for unemployed Armenians, delivery of free and low cost Russian made military hardware to the Armenian military, free training in Russia for Armenian military specialists, Russia helping Armenia operate its atomic power plant, Russia keeping Turks away from Armenia… Russia has actually kept Armenia ALIVE in a very violent and unforgiving geopolitical neighborhood. So, the better question is, what have YOU done for Armenia?

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