ArmInfo. Armenian President Armen Sarkissian, at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who is on an official visit in Yerevan, noted that relations between Armenia and Russia are developing dynamically.
As ArmInfo was informed in the administration of the head of state, Sarkissian also emphasized that Sergey Lavrov, as head of the Russian foreign ministry, also made a great contribution to strengthening the Armenian-Russian friendship.
In turn, Lavrov, expressing gratitude for the warm welcome, conveyed to President Sarkissian the best wishes of Russian President Vladimir Putin. "This testifies to our strong determination to deepen allied relations and strategic partnership in all areas," the Russian minister said.
Speaking about the prospects for cooperation, Sarkissian presented a number of events that are scheduled to be held in Armenia next year as part of the Presidential initiatives, including the "Armenian Summit of Minds", VI International Festival STARMUS and emphasized the importance of cooperation in this context.
The President of the Republic, in particular, touched upon the ATOM Presidential Initiative, which is aimed at developing the latest technologies and science in Armenia. The program, among other components, aims to bring large international information technology companies to Armenia, turning our country into one of the leading centers in the field of artificial intelligence and mathematical modeling. "We expect to actively cooperate with Russian companies and educational institutions as part of these projects," Sarkissian said.
The Russian Foreign Minister welcomed all those initiatives aimed at expanding bilateral contacts and strengthening relations.