14 Mar 2018 17:31

Armenia works well with Russia, wants cooperation with regional associations - Sargsyan

YEREVAN. March 14 (Interfax) - Yerevan effectively cooperates with Moscow and wants constructive and mutually beneficial cooperation with integration associations in the region, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said.

"Armenian-Russian relations are marked by active dialogue at the high and top levels and effective cooperation in all spheres: the economic, defense, military-technical, and humanitarian [spheres]," he said at a meeting with Chairman of the Federation Council Foreign Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachyov.

Sargsyan said that the continued and consistent strengthening of strategic relations between Armenia and Russia is a priority of Armenia's foreign policy, the presidential press service said.

He said Armenia wants to build constructive and mutually beneficial cooperation with all integration associations that play an important role in the region.

In turn, Kosachyov said that the Russian top leadership and MPs also want to maintain and develop active, regular, open, and meaningful contacts with Armenian partners.

Kosachyov is in Armenia for a joint session of the standing commission of the Armenian parliament on foreign relations and the Federation Council Foreign Affairs Committee.