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 Thursday, March 16 2017 19:29
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Putin: Russia and Armenia mutually support each other and jointly  promote the processes of Eurasian integration

Putin: Russia and Armenia mutually support each other and jointly  promote the processes of Eurasian integration

ArmInfo. Centuries of friendship and mutual understanding bind Russia to Armenia. As ArmInfo correspondent was told in the press service of the Kremlin,  on March 16 during the adoption of the credentials of the newly  appointed Armenian Ambassador to Russia Vardan Toghanian, Russian  President Vladimir Putin declared.

"Yesterday's meeting with President Serzh Sargsyan showed again that  Russia and Armenia as allies are supporting each other and jointly  promoting the processes of Eurasian integration. Our countries are  successfully developing cooperation in the economy, trade, and  investment, in the military-technical sphere. Contacts in the field  of tourism, culture, science and education are expanding. Close  cooperation is being conducted along the lines of the regions of the  two countries. Russia is ready as an intermediary to exert maximum  efforts to settle regional conflicts", Putin said.

On March 16, 18 ambassadors presented credentials to the Russian  president in the Alexander Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace.

On March 10, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan signed a decree  appointing Vardan Toghanian the Armenian Ambassador to Russia.  Toghanian is chairman of the board of directors of the Eurasian Media  Group. In 2014, he became a shareholder of the Shogakn diamond  processing company. Toganian graduated from the Faculty of History of  Yerevan State University and defended his Ph.D. thesis at the Yerevan  State University. In 2001 he graduated from the Institute of  Socio-Political Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 1995-1996  he trained at the Center for International Studies at the University  of Osaka; 2000 - at Harvard University. Candidate of Historical  Sciences, Doctor of Political Sciences. He is the author of more than  10 scientific works and monographs devoted to the problems of  development of the New Independent States, regional and international  conflicts, problems of national tolerance. Speaks English and  Japanese. In 1992 - 1994 years worked in the permanent representation  of Armenia in Moscow as the chief specialist, in 1994 - 1995 in the  Armenian Embassy in Russia - the second secretary, 1996-1997 was the  first secretary of the administration of the CIS countries of the  Armenian Foreign Ministry, 1997- 1998 - First Secretary of the  Armenian Embassy in Russia, 1998-2000 - adviser to the Armenian  Embassy in Moscow. 

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