YEREVAN (gov.am)—Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan met with the ambassadors of the United States and Russia, Richard Mills and Ivan Volinkin in separate meetings on October 4.
The Premier described as quite effective the dynamically developing U.S.-Armenia relations and noted that Armenia is keen to build up strong ties of partnership with the United States, including in the fields of trade and investment.
Thankful for the reform-targeted multifaceted assistance provided by the Government of the United States ever since Armenia’s independence, the Prime Minister expressed his sincere appreciation of the assistance received under USAID-supported programs. Noting that relations between the two countries cover a variety of areas, Karapetyan assured of his government’s readiness to take steps in a bid to tap the existing potential and expand cooperation.
On behalf of the U.S. Government, Mills congratulated Karapetyan on assuming the office of Prime Minister and wished him fruitful work. The Ambassador voiced confidence that the cooperation with Karapetyan’s government may contribute to the reinforcement and deepening of bilateral ties. The parties took the opportunity to exchange views on the pace and prospects of bilateral cooperation.
During his meeting with Volinkin, Karapetyan said that Armenian-Russian friendly relations of allied partnership have a solid foundation.
The Prime Minister stressed that interaction is developing steadily in all directions. Emphasizing that Russia is Armenia’s main economic partner, Karapetyan stressed the importance of further development and expansion of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.
The Premier assured of his government’s readiness to take all necessary steps in this direction, adding that there is great potential to implement new investment projects and increase trade turnover.
Volinkin congratulated Karapetyan on his appointment as Prime Minister and wished him new achievements. Convinced in the success of the new government, the Ambassador assured of his willingness to support the implementation of joint initiatives.
During the meeting, Karapetyan and Volinkin discussed a wide range of issues related to bilateral relations and economic cooperation.