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Putin: Russia and Armenia has always been, are and will be close allies

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has had a meeting with Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan during his visit to Yerevan where he is going to participate in the April 24 events to commemorate victims of the Armenian Genocide, EADaily is told at the Kremlin press office.

The Russian president stressed the peculiar, friendly nature of the relations between the two nations. The Armenian president thanked his counterpart for participation in the commemorating ceremony. Serzh Sargsyan also thanked Vladimir Putin for finding words that touched to the heart of every Armenian.

“In my opinion shared by our citizens, these were the words of the head of a friendly nation. You have said today that the Russian state as far as a century ago has recognized the genocide and together with governments of France and Great Britain qualified those actions of the Ottoman authorities against Armenians were crime against humanity and that it should be punished. It shows continuity in Russian politics. So, I am really glad, thank you for coming. Welcome to Armenia,” Sargsyan said.

Putin in his turn thanked Sargsyan for the invitation and noted that Russia and Armenia have a special nature of their relations. “”It is all deeply rooted. We have been, are and will be close allies,” Putin proclaimed.

He also spoke of the Russian-Armenian relations, close ties of the foreign ministries. “I am very glad that Armenia has joined the Eurasian Economic Union. Our economic relations show positive dynamics. Despite all difficulties of last year, our trade turnover was growing, and it is important to maintain the trend. Russian investments into Armenia are growing, 40% of all foreign investments in Armenia come from Russia,” the Russian president said.

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