President Dmitry Medvedev and President Serzh Sargsyan discussed a wide range of issues of Russian-Armenian cooperation, in particular prospects for expanding production and technological cooperation, further cooperation among small and medium businesses and opportunities for promoting mutual investments. The two sides also agreed on steps to assist a number of major projects being carried out by Russian companies in Armenia.
There was an exchange of views on important regional and international issues. Dmitry Medvedev and Serzh Sargsyan reaffirmed their readiness to coordinate foreign policy activities on a bilateral and multilateral basis, including through interaction in the CIS and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in view of Armenia's forthcoming presidency of the CSTO. There was also a discussion of the prospects of resolving the Nagorny Karabakh conflict.
Following the meeting, Dmitry Medvedev and Serzh Sargsyan issued a joint statement.
It said, in part, that the views of Russia and Armenia on current international problems are either identical or very close.
The two sides plan to cooperate closely in creating foreign policy on a bilateral basis and within the framework of international organisations in order to strengthen peace, stability and security on both a regional and global scale.
At the end of the Russian-Armenian talks, Dmitry Medvedev and Serzh Sargsyan made statements to the press.
This is the third meeting between the Presidents of Russia and Armenia in 2008. Serzh Sargsyan came to Moscow in March and to St Petersburg for the informal CIS summit in June of this year. At that time, the head of the Russian state invited the President of Armenia to come to Russia on an official visit.