Vladimir Putin, left, in Armenia, with Nikol Pashinyan

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin on October 1 when he arrived in the country, adding his hope that Armenia and Russia will continue deepening strategic relations.

“We greatly value our bilateral relations with Russia. The Russian Federation is our strategic partner. We hope to make our relations stronger,” Pashinyan said.

This is the first visit of the Russian President to Armenia since Pashinyan became the Prime Minister of Armenia.

Following the Eurasian Supreme Council meeting, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

“I think that really remarkable events took place today at the Eurasian Supreme Council meeting, we signed an agreement with Singapore, the temporary free trade agreement with Iran comes into force, and I am very happy that all this is happening in Yerevan. It is a memorable fact for Armenia’s presidency in the Eurasian Economic Union. To be honest, I am pleased that our presidency in the Eurasian Economic Union has been this way. Of course, there is still time, I hope we will still be able to record other results in the EAEU,” Pashinyan told Putin, according to the official government news.

And of course, our bilateral relations are very important to us. Russia is a strategic partner for us, and we hope to make that strategic partnership more and more solid. And thank you for your willingness and understanding of our relationship. I am confident that our relationship will grow stronger and stronger. In any case, we are like that,” Pashinyan said.

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