The changes that have taken place after the advent of the new administration in Armenia have given a fresh impetus to Armenian-Russian relations, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Yerevan on Monday.
"I have met with the Russian president and chairman of the government more than once. We had an opportunity to welcome Russia’s president and prime minister in Armenia. New dynamics in our relations has been achieved," TASS quoted Pashinyan as saying.
"We have an agreement that my official visit to Russia, as well as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s official visit to Armenia, will take place next year," he recalled.
Pashinyan also described the October 1 meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council held in Yerevan as "an unprecedented event in terms of its scope."
He stressed that the two countries were cultivating their trade and economic ties successfully. "We hope that the volume of trade will reach $2 bln this year, this is a very serious indicator. That lays the groundwork for developing our allied relations of partnership in the future," Pashinyan said.