4 May 2018 17:30

Putin, Nazarbayev discuss Armenia

MOSCOW. May 4 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke on the phone on Friday, the Kremlin press service said in a statement.

"Preparations for the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Sochi on May 14, 2018, were discussed. An agreement on having bilateral contacts on the summit level was reached," the statement said.

In this context, the leaders discussed the external and mutual trade of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), which grew by 24.4% and 26.1%, respectively, in 2017, and noted the global community's growing interest in the development of cooperation with the EAEU, the Kazakh presidential press service said.

Nazarbayev and Putin discussed bilateral cooperation and relevant regional and international issues, including the situation in Armenia, it said.

They congratulated each other on the occasion of the upcoming Victory Day holiday.