14 July 2024 / 05:41 RU

    Russian Foreign Ministry: Armenia avoids contacts with Russia

    Armenia has ceased showing its interest in maintaining contacts with Russia at the level of the Foreign and Defense Ministries, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Galuzin said.

    He recalled there have been no bilateral meetings of the foreign ministers since November 2023.

    "Our partners did not show any interest in our proposal to work out and conclude a plan of another stage of inter-departmental consultations. It is not our fault that there has been a noticeable decline in the dynamics of bilateral contacts in the sphere of defense. The military and technical cooperation is also on the decline," Galuzin said.

    The deputy FM views such developments as being the result of the pressure exerted by the Western countries on Armenia that are seeking to force Yerevan into minimizing all ties with Russia.

    "Nevertheless, we hope that the publicly voiced intention of the Armenian authorities to work towards the elimination of problematic issues and irritants will be practically implemented. We are ready for it," Galuzin said.

    At the same time, the Russian deputy FM stressed that Moscow-Yerevan bilateral contacts are not interrupted, including in the commercial, economic and cultural spheres.

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    05 June 2024 / 13:34