ArmInfo.The Russian Foreign Ministry congratulated Armenia on the First Republic Day. So, in the message of the Russian Foreign Ministry on Facebook, in particular, it is noted: "May 28 is the Day of the First Republic of Armenia.
Diplomatic relations between our countries were established on April 3, 1992. Russia and Armenia are linked by relations of allied partnership. The parties maintain close and constructive political dialogue at the highest, intensively interact at the level of ministries and departments. Cooperation has been established in such sectors as trade, economy and investment . Cultural and educational ties are expanding.
Over 200 interstate, intergovernmental and interdepartmental treaties and agreements have been concluded. On August 29, 1997, the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance was signed, and on September 26, 2000, the Declaration on Allied Interaction between Russia and Armenia, oriented in the 21st century.
Contacts are actively developing along governmental, departmental and regional lines. The Russian-Armenian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation is working steadily. The Long-Term Economic Cooperation Program between Russia and Armenia for 2020 is being successfully implemented.
Solid results have been achieved in the trade and economic field. Russia remains the leading trade and investment partner of Armenia. At the end of 2019, trade between our countries set a new record, reaching $ 2.5 billion. The accumulated Russian investments make up about 45% of all foreign investments in Armenia. large joint projects continue to be implemented in industry, energy, transport, agriculture, financial and credit sector. There are good prospects for interaction in the field of high technology.
In most of the key international issues, Russia's and Armenia's steances coincide or are close. On January 2, 2015, Armenia became a full member of the Eurasian Economic Union. Yerevan shares Russia's approaches aimed at strengthening the CIS. CSTO membership is considered by Yerevan as an important element of national security.
Russian-Armenian cooperation is also developing successfully on international platforms. In practice, this means maximizing the interests and requests of each other, whether it is the process of voting on one or another document or mutual support for candidates nominated for elections to UN bodies. The regular consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two countries, based on two-year plans, contribute to increasing the effectiveness of common formats and coordinating foreign policy steps in the international arena.
Interregional relations are developing dynamically, involving about 70 territorial subjects of the Russian Federation and almost all regions of Armenia. Interregional forums are held - the next one is scheduled for the current year. Humanitarian exchanges are expanding, including in the fields of education, science, information, sports, culture and art. About 9 thousand Armenian citizens receive higher and secondary vocational education in Russia."