ArmInfo.Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with several dozen members of the Russian Association of Armenian Lawyers during his official visit to Moscow.
He spoke about the results of today's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling this meeting very productive. According to Pashinyan, during three and a half hours, he and Vladimir Putin discussed "almost all the issues and nuances of the agenda".
According to Pashinyan, the meeting was productive. No documents were signed, but the conversation was about a number of documents, including in the field of security, and the further implementation of previously signed documents. These documents or agreements are still being implemented today.
Of course, we discussed the situation with the return of prisoners, the agenda of discussions related to regional communications, what results we have at the moment, in which direction we should move, where we have completely identical views, where we should work to bring the points of view closer. So I think today's discussion is very productive. The agenda of our discussions is so extensive that I may miss something, but I will definitely return to them in the future. "One thing is clear: the nature of the Armenian-Russian relations is strategic; this strategic cooperation should be given greater depth, taking into account the current challenges and situations that we have," Nikol Pashinyan stressed.
When asked about the return of prisoners of war, the Prime Minister stressed the need to fully implement article 8 of the November 9 Trilateral Declaration on the exchange of prisoners of war, hostages, other detainees and the bodies of the dead. The Prime Minister stressed that he has a full understanding with Russian President Vladimir Putin on ensuring the return of prisoners, and that the positions on the full implementation of this agreement coincide. According to Nikol Pashinyan, an agreement was reached with the President of the Russian Federation to conduct even more intensive work on the return of prisoners. During the meeting, the Prime Minister answered a number of questions of interest to the participants of the meeting, which related to the war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh, the current post-war situation, the assistance provided by the Government of Armenia to the Armenians of Artsakh, the process of resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The participants were also interested in the current regional situation, as well as the internal political situation in Armenia, the upcoming parliamentary elections, opportunities for the full realization of the potential of the Diaspora in the context of putting this problem on an institutional basis, and other topics.