Thursday, May 28 2020 19:03
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Russian Foreign Ministry congratulates Armenia on the First Republic  Day

Russian Foreign Ministry congratulates Armenia on the First Republic  Day

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."

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