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The newly appointed Ambassador of Russia presented the copies of his credentials to the Foreign Minister of Armenia


On June 4, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Foreign Minister of Armenia, received Sergey Kopirkin, newly appointed Ambassador of Russia, on the occasion of handing over the copies of his credentials.

Congratulating the Ambassador on his appointment, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan expressed hope that during his tenure Sergey Kopirkin will contribute to the further deepening and expansion of the Armenian-Russian allied relations.

The newly appointed Ambassador of Russia thanked warm reception and good wishes and in his turn congratulated Minister Mnatsakanyan on assuming the post of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Ambassador noted that he starts his mission in a friendly country, which at the same time increases the responsibility by taking into account the high level and inclusiveness of relations between the two countries.

The Ambassador of Russia assured that he will do his utmost not only to ensure the continuity, but also to further develop and deepen traditional friendly relations and strategic partnership between Armenia and Russia in both bilateral and multilateral formats.

Minister Mnatsakanyan and Ambassador Kopirkin discussed a number of issues on the Armenian-Russian agenda, touched upon the timetable of high-ranking mutual visits in context of May 14 meeting between Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

The interlocutors highlighted the importance of effective cooperation between the Foreign Ministries of the two countries, exchanged views on the coordination of activities within the international platforms.

During the meeting the recent domestic political developments, as well as a number of regional and international issues were discussed.

The Foreign Minister of Armenia highly appreciated the efforts being undertaken by Russia jointly with the other OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries - France and the United States - aimed at the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, by highlighting the importance of environment conducive to peace.

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