ArmInfo. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Yerevan November 20-21. This was announced on November 16 during a weekly briefing by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"On November 20-21, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay an official visit to Yerevan with his Armenian counterpart, meeting with the president of that state, in the year of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Russian-Armenian diplomatic relations and the 20th anniversary called the big Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance, the ministers will take part in the opening of the exhibition "Russia and Armenia: Friendship Tempered For Ages," as well as in the ceremony of extinguishing the Armenian postal march The signing of a plan of consultations between the Foreign Ministry of Russia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia for 2018-2019 is scheduled for 2018. The agenda of the bilateral talks includes a wide range of cooperation through the UNECE, CSTO, the CIS, coordination of positions in the the UN, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization, and other international forums, "Zakharova announced.
At the same time, she added that the heads of the foreign affairs agencies of Russia and Armenia will discuss the issues of regional security, including the prospects for the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement. "An intensive political dialogue at the highest level contributes to the strengthening of bilateral cooperation." This year the Armenian President held an official visit on March 15. The talks between the Russian President and the Armenian President were held in Sochi on August 23. Yesterday, November 15, the leaders of our countries took part in the opening ceremony in The Tretyakov Gallery of the Days of Armenian Culture in our country, "the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
At the same time she stressed that before the visit Yerevan, Lavrov will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan on November 20. In Baku negotiations are planned with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan. We have repeatedly talked about this, and as demonstrated on specific cases, Azerbaijan is our important strategic partner in the Caucasus region. This year we celebrate 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries. At the heart of Russian-Azerbaijani cooperation are not only the long-standing traditions of friendship and mutual respect, but also coincidence or proximity on key issues of the regional as well as international agenda, "Zakharova said.
She said that the tonality of the Russian-Azerbaijani cooperation is determined by a political dialogue at the highest level, established regular friendly contacts between the presidents of the countries determine the high dynamics of bilateral relations, allow the prompt resolution of any emerging issues, coordinate actions at various regional and international venues. "Intensive contacts are being maintained at other levels, including interparliamentary ties, economic cooperation is advancing, cultural and humanitarian ties are traditionally rich in. Russia in close cooperation with other co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group continues to assist the parties to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in search of peaceful mutually acceptable solutions "- summed up Zakharova.