10 Sep 2018 13:12

Pashinyan hopeful Putin visits Armenia soon

MOSCOW. Sept 10 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted the invitation to visit Yerevan either late this year or early next year, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told the newspaper Kommersant in an interview published on Monday.

"I have invited Vladimir Putin to Yerevan and we have agreed that the visit will be paid in the near future," Pashinyan said, adding that the visit would happen "before the end of this year or early next year."

"Yes, of course," Pashinyan said in response to the question whether the invitation was accepted.

Pashinyan noted that he "has not paid an official visit to Moscow, and the Russian president has not visited Yerevan in the official capacity."

"Hopefully, we will exchange official visits shortly and sign documents in various fields, such as economic and military-technical agreements," Pashinyan said.

"You are aware of circumstances of our latest meetings with the Russian president. Armenia has seen tremendous political change, and both sides, including me, my colleagues in Armenia and Russia, need time to adjust to the new reality. We can say that the adjustment has been successful. Our relations are entering a new stage, and tangible results are coming soon," Pashinyan said.