Mirzoyan and Lavrov Discuss the Russian President's Visit to Armenia and the Organization Process of the CSTO Collective Security Council Session


On September 5, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Ararat Mirzoyan, met up with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, in Moscow. Mirzoyan and Lavrov discussed the Russian president’s visit to the Armenian Republic and the current state of the CSTO Collective Security Council session that is set to take place in Yerevan.

Minister Mirzoyan expressed his condolences regarding the explosion that occurred at the Russian Embassy in Afghanistan, which resulted in a number of casualties. He wished for a speedy recovery for all those who were injured.

“During their meeting, Ararat Mirzoyan and Sergey Lavrov thoroughly discussed issues relating to the strengthening of the Armenian-Russian strategic partnership as well as the alliance relations between the two nations, including cooperation in the commercial, economic, scientific and cultural spheres,” The message read. 

It is important to note that this year marks 30 years of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Russia and 25 years of the Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance Treaty. Both sides expressed their satisfaction with the current state of affairs, especially the active dialogue established at the highest levels, as well as the close cooperation with the CSTO, EAEU, CIS, and other international organizations. 

“Both sides discussed the issues relating to the security and stability of the region. They exchanged ideas regarding border security between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and regarding the unblocking of economic and transport infrastructures in the region. 

Issues related to the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijan relations and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict were touched upon.

Ararat Mirzoyan highlighted the efforts of the Russian party, including within the co-chairmanship of the OSCE Minsk Group, aimed at the lasting and comprehensive settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” The RA Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated.

The implementation of the trilateral treaties of November 9, 2020, and of January 11 and November 26, 2021 was emphasized.

The role of the Russian peacekeeping force in Nagorno Karabakh was highlighted, especially in strengthening the ceasefire regime in the conflict zones and preventing provocations, thus ensuring the safety of the Armenian population living there. 

Returning to the humanitarian issues resulting from the 44 day war, Ararat Mirzoyan stressed on the importance of the safe return of the Armenian prisoners of war and all the others who are still being held captive, and the importance of preserving the Armenian historical and cultural heritage in the territories passed under the control of Azerbaijan.

Minister Mirzoyan and Minister Lavrov discussed the Russian president’s visit to Armenia and the organization process of the CSTO Collective Security Council session to be held in Yerevan."