ArmInfo.The agenda of Armenian-Russian relations includes numerous issues. On December 6, during the government hour in the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan stated , answering a question from MP from the ruling "Civil Contract" faction Lilit Minasyan about the results of the Armenian-Russian negotiations with the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov within the framework of the ministerial meeting of the foreign ministers of the OSCE countries in Skopje.
According to Mirzoyan, during the discussions a detailed conversation took place on regional issues of mutual interest.
"We always take advantage of the opportunities of such meetings. During the conversation in Skopje, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry presented the Russian side's vision on geopolitical issues, and we, in turn, shared our approaches on the most sensitive issues for the Russian Federation," Mirzoyan noted, nevertheless assessing the meeting as productive.
The head of the RA Foreign Ministry pointed to a video on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry, in which Lavrov complains about the RA representative in the OSCE. "This is a purely technical misunderstanding; in the video, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry notes that the meeting took place on the initiative of the representative of Armenia, while I had other information, and it was not us who initiated it," the head of the RA Foreign Ministry noted.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, at a meeting with his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan "on the sidelines" of the OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers in Skopje, discussed bilateral issues and the normalization of relations between Yerevan and Baku. The ministers "had a brief conversation," during which they "discussed current issues on the bilateral agenda, as well as interaction on international platforms and within the framework of common integration associations." "An exchange of views on regional issues took place. The Russian side confirmed its readiness to vigorously promote the promotion of Armenian-Azerbaijani normalization based on a set of trilateral agreements between the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia for 2020-2022, including reaching the conclusion of a peace treaty between Yerevan and Baku," noted in a message published on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry. The meeting also "confirmed the need for further contacts at various levels," the source reported.