The meeting between the presidents of Russia and Armenia Vladimir Putin and Serzh Sargsyan took place in Moscow. According to RIA Novosti, in the course of the meeting, the Russian president said that the Armenian-Russian inter-governmental commission has been formed which will held its first session in autumn in Yerevan.
It is not ruled out that the session will take place during Putin’s visit in Armenia.
The Russian president stated that the Russian co-chair of the commission is the minister of transport Masim Sokolov.
By the way, the previous co-chair of Russia of the same commission was again the minister of transport Levitin.
During the meeting with Serzh Sargsyan, Putin dwelt on the economic relations between both countries. He noted that the trade circulation grew in 2012 by 32% compared to 2011.
Putin recalled about the Armenians who live in work in Russia saying that they transfer to Armenia 1 billion U.S. dollar a year which is the tangible part of the Armenian GDP.
Serzh Sargsyan, dwelling on the economic relations, said that the trade circulation will double very soon.
Serzh Sargsyan recalled also the military-technical partnership and the decision on the prolongation of term of the Russian military base situated in Armenia. Serzh Sargsyan said that he has done this step because the presence of the Russian base stems from Armenia’s security interest. Serzh Sargsyan recalled the CSTO military exercised will be held in Armenia in autumn.