Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Moscow, June 7, 2018
Mr Foreign Minister,
We are happy to welcome you to Moscow soon after President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan held their first personal meeting in Sochi. I am glad to have the opportunity now to personally congratulate you on your appointment to the high post of Foreign Minister of Armenia. I hope that today, in the footsteps of the contact between President Putin and Prime Minister Pashinyan, we will be able to take a look at concrete matters regarding the continuation of our allied relations and strategic partnership both through bilateral ties and within the framework of our participation in various international organisations.