ArmInfo.Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan assured that the preparations for the meeting of the Supreme Council of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in Yerevan are underway as usual. Kocharyan said this in the parliament in an interview with reporters.
So, to the remark of journalists that there are fears that the meeting will be postponed to Moscow for a number of factors, as, for example, in April 2016, or the Russian president will cancel the visit, Kocharyan replied that he was not authorized to comment on various rumors and assumptions. "The decision to hold the next meeting was made by the heads of state of all countries, and it will be held on schedule. We did not invite the leaders of the EAEU member countries, including Russian leader Vladimir Putin, to this event to wait for confirmation of the visit. This is a joint decision and the event will be held in Armenia under the chairmanship of the RA. The issue of the arrival of a leader should not be raised at all, I don't understand why this issue is being artificially discussed, "Kocharyan said adding that it's another matter that the President of Iran, the Prime Minister of Singapore, the President of Moldova, having observer status in the Organization, and they were expected to confirm participation in the event, and it was received.
Touching upon the Armenian-Russian relations, to clarify the journalist, is it possible to consider that a certain regression was recorded in bilateral friendly relations, the deputy minister expressed his conviction that relations between Armenia and Russia are so multifaceted that it is impossible to speak on separate episodes. "Of course, the revolution in Armenia could not be welcomed by the Russian elite for a simple reason, the structure of the state has changed. Russia must reckon with the fact that the Prime Minister is represented in the High Council, and not the president. There are differences that take time to comprehend, ", said the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Armenia, adding that it's natural that there are problems in the Armenian-Russian relations on certain issues, but they do not affect the general atmosphere of cooperation. At the same time, Kocharyan assured that the presence of certain issues in relations is a normal phenomenon inherent in all states, and cited disagreements between the EU and the US in the spring of this year as an example. "But, the disagreement between the US and the EU does not mean that they are not allies," he said.