Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Russia05 September, 2022
On September 5, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan, who is in Moscow on a working visit, had a meeting with Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov.
Minister Mirzoyan expressed his condolences over the human casualties resulting from the explosion near the embassy of Russia in Afghanistan and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.
Ararat Mirzoyan and Sergey Lavrov touched upon in detail the issues related to the further strengthening of Armenian-Russian strategic partnership and allied relations, including in trade-economic and scientific-cultural spheres.
Highlighting that this year marks the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the 25th anniversary of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance between Armenia and Russia, the sides commended active dialogue established at the highest levels, and the close cooperation within CSTO, EAEU, CIS, and other international organizations.
The interlocutors discussed a wide range of regional security and stability issues. They exchanged views on issues regarding the delimitation and border security between Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as the works on unblocking economic and transport infrastructures in the region.
Issues related to the normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict were touched upon in detail.
Ararat Mirzoyan emphasized the efforts of the Russian side, including within the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship, aimed at the lasting and comprehensive settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The importance of the implementation of the agreements reached within the Trilateral Statements of November 9, 2020, January 11, and November 26, 2021, was reiterated.
The important role of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh was stressed in strengthening the ceasefire regime in the conflict zone and preventing provocations, ensuring the safety and living conditions of the Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Referring to the humanitarian issues resulting from the 44-day war, Ararat Mirzoyan emphasized the need for the early repatriation of Armenian POWs and other detainees, as well as the need for the preservation of the Armenian historical and cultural heritage in the territories under the control of Azerbaijan.
Ministers Mirzoyan and Lavrov also discussed the state visit of the President of Russia to Armenia and the process of organization of the CSTO Collective Security Council session to be held in Yerevan.