President of the Republic Armen Sarkissian met today with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov.
Welcoming the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the representative delegation that arrived in Armenia with him, President Sarkissian, in particular, said: “You have arrived in Armenia at a difficult time. Very difficult, one might say, in times of crisis. We have a big problem with the economy, the post-war situation, our problems are also psychological, and COVID, unfortunately, and much more, well, foreign policy is not easy. "
President Sarkissian expressed gratitude to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, first of all, for everything that he has been doing for Armenia and the region all these years. The President of Armenia asked to convey gratitude from our people and from himself personally to the President of the Russian Federation, especially for the help provided in these difficult days. “Indeed, no matter where the Armenians live, they know that if it were not for your - Vladimir Vladimirovich and your efforts, today we would have continued to lose young lives,” President Sarkissian said. - From the first days of hostilities, we knew that all the efforts of the leadership of the Russian Federation, personally the President were aimed at stopping them. Once again, we have seen that true friendship is visible in difficult times. "