Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Tuesday met in Yerevan with the Secretary of the National Security Council of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Patrushev, who is currently on a working visit in the Armenian capital.
Pashinyan and Patrushev exchanged views on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the maintenance of military balance and ensuring of stability in the region, as well as the developments of and challenges for regional and international security, according to Armenian sources.The news service of the Government of Armenia reports that the Prime Minister mentioned that this is the first visit of the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation to Armenia following the political changes that took place in Armenia and that the visit serves as a good opportunity to touch upon the items on the agenda of Armenian-Russian ties in this format as well. The Prime Minister of Armenia attached importance to the cooperation between the Security Councils of Russia and Armenia in the context of the joint efforts to continue enhancing Armenian-Russian strategic ties and ensuring regional and international security and stability.
The Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation considered his consultations with the Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia effective and informed that the meeting of the Secretaries of Security Councils of CIS countries is scheduled to take place in November of this year and that, as always, Armenia has confirmed its participation in the meeting.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: Nikol Pashinyan welcoming the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation before their meeting in Yerevan on Tuesday, 13 August 2019 (picture courtesy of the press service of the government of Armenia)
Experts from both sides will jointly inspect different sections of the border over the coming days.