Russian Government News
May 30, 2012

Transcript of the beginning of the meeting:

Dmitry Medvedev: Mr Sargsyan, colleagues, I am very pleased to meet
with you today on the sidelines of the heads of government meeting
in Ashkhabad and to discuss our bilateral relations. The agenda of
today's meeting is standard. So I have some idea of what you might
want to ask me, and I have prepared some answers to these questions.

But I am at your disposal, and we can certainly discuss any issues
related to development of economic and cultural ties between Russia
and Armenia. I am pleased to have this opportunity to meet and discuss
these issues with you.

Tigran Sargsyan: Thank you. Mr Medvedev, colleagues, thank you for the
opportunity to discuss some of the issues in our bilateral relations.

As you know, relations with Russia have a special significance for
Armenia. Russia is our strategic ally and our number one economic
partner. Russia accounts for over 60% of all investment in the
Armenian economy, far outpacing all other countries that invest
in our economy. We are certainly very interested in seeing these
relations grow and develop, and hopefully our meeting will contribute
to this goal.

Dmitry Medvedev: Thank you.


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