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Meeting with President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan

November 17, 2010, The Kremlin, Moscow

The presidents of Russia and Armenia discussed prospects for developing bilateral relations, the regional agenda, and ways to settle the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.

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President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev: Mr President,

I am very happy to see you. You and I meet frequently and regularly. We have a privileged level of communication between our leaders and our nations. We meet at just about every international gathering in order to discuss current events bilaterally. In addition, you come to visit us, and recently, I went to Armenia on a major visit. These are opportunities to touch base in all areas, including bilateral issues and regional issues. It is, of course, also an opportunity to discuss settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict and set out a roadmap for the future. And so, welcome!

President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan: Thank you, Mr President!

I am very happy to be having this meeting. Indeed, these regular meetings allow us to jointly discuss and coordinate the main issues in our multifaceted cooperation.

It is my pleasure to note that our strategic partnership is developing steadily, and political consultations are continuing at all levels. The documents that were signed during your state visit have given our relations new momentum. During that meeting, we agreed to meet at the end of autumn to sum up the results of implementing our agreements.

I would like to once again affirm that Armenia seeks peace and stability in the Caucasus, and this drives our efforts to find a peaceful, long-term solution to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. I would like to thank you for your efforts; they are very important. Russia has always played a positive role in the Caucasus, and we very much hope that your efforts will soon bring positive results.

Dmitry Medvedev: We would also very much like that. We will work on it.


November 17, 2010, The Kremlin, Moscow