01:40 GMT12 August 2020
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    Russia and Armenia promote active cooperation, said Vladimir Putin at a meeting with Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan.

    BOCHAROV RUCHEY (Russia) (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday at a meeting with his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan that the two countries continue to actively cooperate, including within international organizations.

    "We are maintaining an intense political dialogue, while promoting bilateral cooperation in economy, security and military fields, we are actively working together within the framework of international organizations and integration associations," Putin said.

    Sargsyan, in turn, said that the recent years marked intensive cooperation between the countries.

    "Strategic alliance between Russian and Armenia is distinguished by an intense dialogue at a high level, broad coordination in foreign policy, constructive cooperation on international and regional platforms, productive cooperation in the spheres of security, military and defense industry," the Armenian leader said.

    Sargsyan also noted that trade turnover between Armenia and Russia has been steadily growing, with the figures skyrocketing by 23 percent over the first six months of 2017.

    Putin and Sargsyan met in Russia's southern city of Sochi, where the Russian president also held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier in the day.

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